What Do Dental Fillings and Car Bumpers Have in Common?
Tooth-colored composite dental fillings are prized for their natural-looking appearance and because they are a strong and durable restoration that can last between seven and ten years. However, researchers in the field are always on the lookout for ways to improve dental materials to make them even more durable.
The Future of Dental Fillings
A new study published by Scientific Reports says that a team of researchers at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry have developed a material for dental fillings that’s twice as resistant to breakage as those used today. It turns out that the additive thiourethane that strengthens these fillings is also used for protective coatings for ...