Détail de la notice
Titre du Document
Repair of enamel by using hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as the building blocks
Auteur(s)
LI LI ; HAIHUA PAN ; JINHUI TAO ; ...
Résumé
The application of calcium phosphates and their nanoparticles have been received great attention. However, hydroxyapatite (HAP) is not suggested in dental therapy to repair the damaged enamel directly although this compound has a similar chemical composition to enamel. We note that the size-effects of HAP are not taken into account in the previous studies as these artificial particles frequently have sizes of hundreds of nanometres. It has recently been revealed that the basic building blocks of enamel are 20-40 nm HAP nanoparticles. We suggest that the repair effect of HAP can be greatly improved if its dimensions can be reduced to the scale of the natural building blocks. Compared with conventional HAP and nano amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), our in vitro experimental results demonstrate the advantages of 20 nm HAP in enamel repairs. The results of scanning electron microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, quantitative measurement of the adsorption, dissolution kinetics, and nanoindentation, show the strong affinity, excellent biocompatibility, mechanical improvement, and the enhancement of erosion-free by using 20 nm particles as the repairing agent. However, these excellent in vitro repair effects cannot be observed when conventional HAP and ACP are applied. Clearly, nano HAP with a size of 20 nm shares similar characteristics to the natural building blocks of enamel so that it may be used as an effective repair material and anticaries agent. Our current study h
Editeur
Royal Society of Chemistry
Identifiant
ISSN : 0959-9428
Source
Journal of material chemistry A. 2008, vol. 18, n° 34, pp. 4079-4084 [6 pages] [bibl. : 50 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
Pour les membres de la communauté du CNRS, ce document est autorisé à la reproduction à titre gratuit.
Pour les membres des communautés hors CNRS, la reproduction de ce document à titre onéreux sera fournie sous réserve d’autorisation du Centre Français d’exploitation du droit de Copie.

Pour bénéficier de nos services (strictement destinés aux membres de la communauté CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), de l'ESR français (Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche), et du secteur public français & étranger) :