Aesthetic nano fillings are a new technology that can increase the longevity of dental fillings. This will be achieved by returning minerals to the collagen network during directed tissue remineralization, a novel nanotechnology process for growing extremely small, mineral-rich crystals and directing them into the demineralized spaces between collagen fibres.
What is cosmetic nano fillings and what are their benefits?
Nowadays, new technologies within everyone’s reach make it possible to obtain information about all types of materials or dental interventions, and it is the same clients who are often more demanding when faced with this type of intervention.
As a dentist, it is important to keep up to date with the latest treatments to ensure maximum safety, advise the patient and dispel false myths that can be found on the Internet.
A lot has changed since the first very aggressive teeth whitening, which can produce negative side effects such as hypersensitivity or receding gums, if major brands develop new ingredients with a good balance of aesthetics and safety.
What are cosmetic nano fillers (nano hydroxyapatite)?
- The organic component of the tooth structure is hydroxyapatite. This mineral accounts for about 68% of the dentin and 97% of the enamel.
- Unlike hydroxyapatite, cosmetic nano fillings are a modified version of hydroxyapatite, which naturally bonds with hydroxyapatite found in teeth and penetrates dental tubes, reducing sensitivity, while remineralizing and repairing any email defects.
- There is growing concern and rejection about the toxicity and long-term effects of fluoride. Cosmetic nano fillers not only help reduce sensitivity and remineralize, but also offer an alternative for the most cautious customer, this fluoride-free formula offers an alternative to more aggressive treatments.
Teeth whitening with the help of cosmetic nano fillings
In our clinics, we offer you a wide range of teeth whitening options and among them, we offer our latest range of cosmetic nano fillings.
A new sealant has been developed using cosmetic nano fillings which is a compound incorporated into their products and provides additional protection against hypersensitivity and tooth structure.
This new material offers many solutions to combat hypersensitivity, strengthen enamel and help whiten teeth, all using nano-hydroxyapatite as a key and innovative agent.
Teeth whitening is done using concentrated hydrogen peroxide with nano-hydroxyapatite.
Benefits of cosmetic nano fillings
- Cleans and removes deep stains on teeth
- Repair Serum releases a solution of cosmetic nano-restorative fillings (dental nano-hydroxyapatite), which remineralizes and repairs the surface of the teeth, leaving them looking brighter and healthier.
- Ideal for further clinical treatment
- Remineralization and desensitization by nano-hydroxyapatite
- Aesthetic nano-fillers as a treatment today are designed to continue the effect made in the clinic.
Learn more about cosmetic nano fillings
The main component of cosmetic nano-fillers is calcium phosphate which belongs to the apatite family, a generic name that refers to phosphates with a different composition. Also called calcium hydroxyapatite, it makes up to 50% of bone mass and is the main mineral component of tooth enamel, dentin and bone.
Why do the majority prefer nano cosmetic fillings?
Medical hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (also called cosmetic nano-fillers) are safe and highly biocompatible.
It can penetrate below the surface of tooth enamel to provide calcium and phosphate ions alternative to areas where minerals are dissolved.
This process remineralizes the enamel and restores its integrity and transparent appearance. Aesthetic nano-fillers, for example, can be used as alternative materials to replace or regenerate diseased or damaged bone tissue.
By coupling cosmetic nano-fillers with a polymer, it is possible to create implants that are better tolerated by the body.
Aesthetic nano-fillings are also frequently used as “filling materials” on artificial teeth or bones to facilitate osseointegration (the structural connection between bones and prostheses).
In osteoporosis problems, bone mass decreases and becomes deficient, even brittle. In women, bone loss accelerates significantly after menopause, due to a lack of estrogen. Several studies have shown that calcium can reduce bone loss and demineralization.
The benefits of cosmetic nano fillings for teeth and more
- The traditional advice is to use a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen teeth (and prevent tooth decay) and to use a whitening toothpaste to treat yellowing of the teeth.
- Then we discovered the benefits of hydroxyapatite, a substance that can whiten and strengthen teeth.
- Fast forward a few years, we decided to use hydroxyapatite as an ingredient in our highly recommended toothpaste.
- Since the name sounds very unusual, I thought it helpful to explain the benefits of this fine sounding mineral and why I chose to include it.
- Although the name is difficult to pronounce, it is actually a very simple article. Hydroxyapatite (HAp) is a calcium phosphate that is made up of human teeth and bones. Pure hydroxyapatite is white, which is why healthy teeth appear white.
- Laboratory-created hydroxyapatite (nano-hydroxyapatite – n-HAp) has the same hexagonal structure and calcium to phosphate ratio as human bones and teeth. So, unlike some lab-made materials, n-HAp is just as good as natural hydroxyapatite.
- Hydroxyapatite is also the most stable form of calcium phosphate, which means it is not likely to succumb to decomposition processes such as oxidation. This is one reason why it is studied and used for a variety of medicinal uses.
Advantages of cosmetic nano fillings
Hydroxyapatite is an interesting substance. According to a 2019 study, it has many benefits that make it a useful material for medical and dental uses as follows:
- Biocompatible and Biocompatible – As mentioned earlier, hydroxyapatite is biocompatible with the materials that make up human bones and teeth. As a result of this, hydroxyapatite is not harmful to human tissue. It also has a biological effect, which means it will help bones and teeth to grow.
- Bone conductor – Hydroxyapatite is also a conductor of bone, which means that bone can grow on the surface of hydroxyapatite, which helps repair hard tissues in the body.
- NON-TOXIC – Hydroxyapatite is non-toxic and non-inflammatory. On the other hand, fluoride can be harmful.
- Antimicrobial – HAp is also an antimicrobial, which can help fight infections and bacteria in the mouth, according to a 2018 study.
Because of HAp’s many chemical benefits, it has been studied and used for both intended and unexpected uses.
Orthopedic and dental surgery
Since nano fillings are what make up teeth and bone, it stands to reason that it could help repair them.
But what’s really exciting is that it can be used to help the body accept implants. It does this by coating the implant. This paint tricks the body into believing that the implant is actually part of the body.
Research published in 2006 confirms these uses. It also shows that HAp can help regrow bone, so it can help repair broken bones.
A decade-long review published in 1999 found HAp to be completely safe and still a very effective way to help dental fillings stay in the body.
Dental health with cosmetic nano fillings
- Teeth demineralization can occur for a number of reasons, including acidic foods and drinks, lack of adequate saliva, and increased dental plaque.
- Hydroxyapatite makes up about 97% of tooth enamel and 70% of dentin (the layer under the enamel), so rejuvenating this material through cosmetic nano fillings is a great way to help maintain healthy teeth.
- When used in toothpaste, the threads of cosmetic nano fillings in the tooth spaces strengthen them.
- The review indicates that n-HAp also adheres to plaque and bacteria, making it less of a problem to teeth, and that n-HAp helps reduce sensitivity.
- Since yellow teeth are the result of demineralization, it stands to reason that remineralization can help improve the white appearance of the teeth.