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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 5)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-5962.2015.00030.3

Biocompatibility of Dental Materials: A Comprehensive Review

Sinha Dakshita Joy1,*, Sinha Ashish Amit2, Vasudeva Agrima3, Jaiswal Natasha3

1Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kothiwal Dental College Research Centre and Hospital, Moradabad

2Reader, Department of Pedodontics, Kothiwal Dental College Research Centre and Hospital, Moradabad

3PG Students, Kothiwal Dental College Research Centre and Hospital, Moradabad

*Author for Correspondence: Dr. Dakshita Joy Sinha, Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kothiwal Dental College Research Centre and Hospital, Moradabad-244001, E-mail ID: dvaghela52@gmail.com, Ph. +919760340728

Online published on 15 July, 2015.

Abstract

Introduction

Biocompatibility aids in ensuring the health of patients and practitioners. Issues related to it can be linked to the legal liability of dentists. A knowledge regarding biocompatibility of commonly used dental materials is important so to critically judge advertising claims by the manufacturers.

Data

Articles from 1942–2015 were studied and relevant articles were included in this review.

Sources

The PubMed database search revealed that the reference list for biocompatibility of dental materials featured 1970 articles. A forward search was undertaken on selected articles, author names and contemporary dental material text.

Study selection

Review articles on biocompatibility and commonly used dental materials were included. Articles from 1942–2015 were taken into consideration.

Conclusions

It is the duty of each dentist to do the treatment planning after evaluating whether the benefits of the material being used outweigh the risks for the patient under consideration.

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Keywords

BiocompatibilityImmunotoxicityIrritationRestorative Dental materialsSensitization.

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