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Degradable polymers may improve dental practice.
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PMID:  22139754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The use of biomaterials in dentistry is more widespread than in any other medical field in terms of both amount and variety. Most of them were not originally designed for dental applications but for other medical applications or, sometimes, for no medical purposes. Among these materials, biodegradable materials play an important role, especially in bone regeneration and in periodontal surgery. This paper briefly reviews some degradable polymers developed as tools for the treatment of periodontal and bone diseases. We discuss materials previously applied in other industrials contexts, such as polyesters, methylcellulose, and chitosan and we provide perspectives for their use in periodontal regeneration.
Elisa Battistella; Elena Varoni; Andrea Cochis; Barbara Palazzo; Lia Rimondini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied biomaterials & biomechanics : JABB     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1722-6899     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101180437     Medline TA:  J Appl Biomater Biomech     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara - Italy.
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