Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Iranian scientists use silver nano-particles to produce a tooth-filling substance

April 12th, 2009

Iranian scientists use silver nano-particles to produce a tooth-filling substance

Abstract:
Iranian scientists have recently registered the invention of silver nanoparticle-coated gutta-percha, which can be used as an alternative to the existing tooth-filling agents.

The new composite is reported to have anti-wear, antibacterial and antifungal properties and therefore can be used in treating the tooth's root conditions.

"Following the detection of the antibacterial effects of the newly introduced silver nano-particles, gutta-percha was coated with a thin layer of the substance for the first time in the world," Seyed Omid Dianat, the inventor of the new tooth-filling agent told Iranian Nanotechnology initiatives website.

Silver nanoparticle-coated gutta-percha has been reported to be effective in tackling Staphylococcus aureus, E-coli, enterococcus faecalis and candida albicans.

Source:
payvand.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens August 22nd, 2016

Announcements

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives August 23rd, 2016

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

Dental

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities July 28th, 2016

Dentin nanostructures -- a super-natural phenomenon: Why it is superior to any synthetic filling material at making teeth last June 2nd, 2016

Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself January 16th, 2016

The artificial materials that came in from the cold: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nature-mimicking freeze-casting technique for fabricating advanced porous materials December 14th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic