This synthetic dental coating has been developed by scientists in Russia and Egypt in a bid to strengthen teeth in a manner that's inspired by enamel. The coating consists of hydroxyapatite paired with an amino acids complex that mimics the functionality of enamel, which was then applied to healthy teeth. The coating was then monitored to see how it would perform and was found to exceed the hardness of natural tooth enamel on the nanoscale.
Study author Pavel Seredin spoke on the synthetic dental coating saying, "We have created a biomimetic mineralized layer whose nanocrystals replicate the ordering of apatite nanocrystals of tooth enamel. We also found out that the designed layer of hydroxyapatite has increased nanohardness that exceeds that of native enamel.”
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This Synthetic Dental Coating Exceeds Enamel Hardness
1. Synthetic Dental Coatings - Development of enamel-mimicking synthetic dental coatings could create a new class of dental materials to address tooth decay and damage.
2. Biomimetic Mineralized Layers - Creating biomimetic mineralized layers with nanocrystals that replicate apatite nanocrystals in tooth enamel could improve the strength and durability of dental materials.
3. Nanohardness - Research into the nanohardness of dental materials could lead to the development of stronger, more resilient coatings and implants for teeth.
1. Dental Materials - The development of enamel-like dental coatings could revolutionize the dental materials industry by providing a new class of stronger, more resilient coatings and implants for teeth.
2. Biotechnology - The use of biomimetic materials and the study of nanohardness in dental research could drive innovation in biotechnology and material science.
3. Healthcare - New developments in synthetic dental coatings and biomimetic mineralized layers could lead to improved dental healthcare and better outcomes for patients with tooth decay and damage.