Graphene is a new carbon material with proven exceptional properties that apply perfectly to dental restoration. These properties are particularly suited for the improvement of dimensional changes in alveoli after extraction and prosthetic restoration.
Graphe Dental is a pioneer in the use of graphene oxide in dental prothesis.
What is graphene?
Graphene is a two-dimensional carbon material that is only 1 atom thick. It was first discovered in 1947 by P. R. Wallace, and first produced by Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim in 2004. An achievement for which they received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.
Graphene is proven to be stronger than structural steel, harder than diamond, and has revolutionary electrical and biocompatible properties. Graphene is able to transfer heat and current better than most material and has the advantage of being bacteriostatic while allowing tissue to grow around it. These properties make it the ideal material for use in dental restoration. (click here to learn more on graphene)
How does Graphene work in Prosthetic Restoration?
Different studies have shown the ability of graphene to stimulate both osteoblasts and mesenchymal cells, which make it an excellent choice to preserve optimal conditions in bone and gingival levels. Considering how important they both are in regulating a masticatory system after prosthetic rehabilitation this discovery is a major advancement in prosthetic restoration efforts.
It is important to consider the necessary factors for the favorable functionality of the masticatory system. Such factors are flexibility and the ability to transport external stimuli (i.e. temperature and force) towards the periodontium. These stimuli which are transported to neuronal process towards the cortex subsequently obtain a defensive response known as proprioception- the process in which the masticatory forces are modulated.
Dental materials such as ceramics, metals, and resins, do not have the capacity to configure such properties, which deems them deficient.
In comparison, the mechanical and biological properties of graphene oxide in combination with PMMA, create superior flexibility, weight and biocompatibility over all the other materials previously used in dentistry.
Graphene oxide prosthesis do not require particular implementation in your restorative efforts which make graphene oxide based prosthesis particularly easy to use.