Injectable Gels for Dental and Craniofacial Applications
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Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry
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The use of injectable scaffolds is considered a promising approach in craniofacial tissue regeneration, as they can be introduced with minimally invasive surgery, thus reducing the risk of surgery complications and improving postoperative recovery. In this chapter, comprehensive descriptions of chemically and physically cross-linked hydrogels that can be used as injectable scaffolds for dental and craniofacial application are presented. Nanocomposite hydrogels, in which nano-sized particles may serve as reinforcing agents and impart functionality to the hydrogels, are also discussed. Special attention is given to peptide amphiphiles which can self-assemble into supramolecular configuration mimicking the extracellular matrix (ECM) structure. Finally, injectable microspheres and different techniques of fabrication are discussed in this chapter.
Ibrahim, Mohamed; El-Wassefy, Noha A.; and Farahat, Dina S., "Injectable Gels for Dental and Craniofacial Applications" (2020). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 505.