JADA December 2022
narrative review addresses dental restorative materials with sustained
anti-bacterial action, especially those containing quaternary ammonium
compounds. Secondary caries occurs around restorations, causing further loss of
mineral and breakdown of the restoration. Lesions adjacent to restorations account
for more than 40% of needed restorations. Restorative materials with antibacterial properties
will potentially solve this problem.
prevention; antibacterial restorative materials; secondary caries; quaternary