A new antibacterial cavity filling dental resin has been developed by a team of researchers at the Tel Aviv University in Israel to help combat the recurrence of tooth issues once a problem as been dealt with. The resin composite is made with a modified amino acid called fmoc-pentafluoro-L-phenylalanine that remains within the material and killing any bacteria that comes into contact with it on the exterior. The filling material also has an aesthetically pleasing appearance that could replace existing solutions thanks to its discreet profile.
Co-lead scientist behind the cavity filling dental resin Dr. Lihi Adler-Abramovich spoke on the material saying that, "The minimal nature of the antibacterial building block, along with its high purity, low cost, ease of embedment within resin-based materials and biocompatibility, allows for the easy scale-up of this approach toward the development of clinically available enhanced antibacterial resin composite restoratives."
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