Portland cement: A Building of Evidence for Clinical Use

Ravi K.S, Amit Vanka, N.D Shashikiran

Abstract


Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), has been successfully used in difficult endodontic situations such as immature pulp less teeth and vital pulp therapy. Portland cement (PC), which forms the bulk of MTA, has been reported to exhibit similar properties. The physical properties and biocompatibility of PC has been researched in vitro and on animals, with a few studies on humans as well. This article reviews the potential for clinical use of PC along with the existing drawbacks and concerns with the material.


Keywords


Portland cement;MTA;Pulp Therapy

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