A new method to physiologically produce enamel.
CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology in dentistry provides a range of dental restorations including crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, fixed bridges and dental implant restorations. The materials employed in this process, however, including metals, porcelains and composites, are characterized by remarkable discrepancies in mechanical properties compared to the natural teeth, such as hardness, elasticity and temperature coefficient. Such differences in physical properties are causative factors in the development of microleakage and subsequent dental caries.
Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides, Professor, Chair, and Associate Dean in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at Stony Brook University is developing a method to physiologically produce natural enamel, which can be used as a new materialin CAD/CAM milling dental restorative applications. The advantages of such natural enamel for CAD/CAM dental applications include physical properties similar to that of natural teeth that will minimize microleakage and any subsequent dental caries, as well as provide a more natural appearance and higher esthetic acceptance. The rising costs of metal and porcelain materials also make the fabrication of natural enamel financially cost effective.
No such products are available. Minimize microleakage and any subsequent dental caries. More natural appearence and higher esthetic acceptance.
The creation of natural enamel
In-vitro data is available.
We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area.
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Enamel, Tooth, Restoration, CAD/CAM
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