Dentist2Dentist Podcast: “Revolutionizing Restorative Dentistry: Harnessing Bioactive Materials for Healthier Smiles”- with Dr. John Kanca, III. Video Podcast Recording

Written by Dr. Mike Miyasaki, Chief Dental Officer

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The field of dentistry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the advent of bioactive materials. These innovative substances are rewriting the protocols for dental restoration, promising not only to repair but also to regenerate tooth structure. This remarkable shift from passive to active restoration materials heralds a new era in oral health care, where dental professionals are equipped with tools that actively contribute to the biological processes of tooth repair.

Bioactive materials, particularly bioactive glass and its derivatives, are engineered to interact beneficially with biological tissues. Their capacity to stimulate bone formation and tooth remineralization is at the forefront of restorative dentistry’s future. Unlike traditional materials that serve solely as placeholders or barriers, bioactive materials have dynamic properties that encourage the natural repair mechanisms of the body.

In the context of dentistry, these materials release ions such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate, which are essential for the remineralization process. They form a hydroxyapatite-like layer on the tooth surface, which is especially beneficial at the margins of resin restorations. This bioactive interaction is critical in defending against secondary decay, a common challenge with traditional restorative materials.

Furthermore, bioactive materials boast antibacterial properties that contribute to periodontal regeneration. The capacity of these materials to release ions over an extended period offers sustained therapeutic effects, contrasting with the transient benefits of traditional materials. This long-term protection is crucial in maintaining oral health and prolonging the lifespan of restorations.

From a clinical perspective, the integration of bioactive materials into dental practice involves meticulous application protocols. The episode provides a detailed guide on utilizing products like Desensimax and RE-GEN, which have been shown to improve clinical outcomes significantly. The technique of pulse activation, an innovation that minimizes post-operative sensitivity, exemplifies the advancements in composite restoration techniques that bioactive materials facilitate.

In essence, bioactive materials are not just about filling cavities but about contributing positively to the overall health of the oral cavity. The use of bioactive adhesives, in combination with bioactive composites, has demonstrated superior resistance to demineralization challenges in studies, highlighting their importance in restorations. This synergistic effect, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, emphasizes the potential of bioactive materials to elevate the standard of care in dentistry.

As we stand at the dawn of regenerative dental solutions, it is crucial to acknowledge the role of bioactive materials in transforming smiles and fortifying the future of oral health. This podcast episode is not just a discussion; it is a call to action for dental professionals to embrace these advancements and integrate them into their practices. By doing so, they are not just restoring teeth but also contributing to the overall well-being of their patients.

In conclusion, the revolution in restorative dentistry brought about by bioactive materials is a testament to the power of innovation and science in healthcare. As we continue to explore and understand the full potential of these materials, the promise of healthier smiles and improved oral health is closer to becoming a reality for patients around the world.

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About the author
Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki is a 1987 graduate of the University of the Southern California School of Dentistry, and has always maintained a practice focusing on comprehensive, minimally-invasive aesthetic restorative dentistry and function. With over 2 decades of clinical and teaching experience, Dr. Miyasaki has established himself as a leading figure in the world of dentistry and continues to educate his peers and patients for the optimal patient experience. His numerous accolades are a testament of his dedication and Sacramento Magazine just announced Miyasaki Dental as a “Top Dentist” and “The Face of Lifetime Dental Health.”