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The salivary pellicle on dental biomaterials.

Authors
  • Fischer, Nicholas G1
  • Aparicio, Conrado2
  • 1 MDRCBB, Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455, USA.
  • 2 MDRCBB, Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Publication Date
Jan 12, 2021
Volume
200
Pages
111570–111570
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2021.111570
PMID: 33460965
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The salivary pellicle, an adlayer formed by adsorption of salivary components on teeth and dental biomaterials, has direct consequences on basic outcomes of dentistry. Here, we provide an overview of salivary pellicle formation processes with a critical focus on dental biomaterials. We describe and critique the array of salivary pellicle measurement techniques. We also discuss factors that may affect salivary pellicle formation and the heterogeneity of the published literature describing salivary pellicle formation on dental biomaterials. Finally, we survey the many effects salivary pellicles have on dental biomaterials and highlight its implications on design criteria for dental biomaterials. Future investigations may lead to rationally designed dental biomaterials to control the salivary pellicle and enhance material function and patient outcomes. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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