Could Watching Cement Dry Make Fillings Last Longer
- Posted on: Nov 19 2015
The secret to making a patients filling last longer could be as simple as watching the cement dry. A recent study found that paying close attention could make for better fillings. “Our works opens up the possibility of tailoring the strength of non-mercury cements by homing in on the special setting points, which we call ‘sweet points’, to make environmentally-friendly dental fillings that not only last longer but could prevent further tooth decay,” said author Dr Gregory Chass from QMUL’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.
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