Current status of direct pulp-capping materials for permanent teeth

Takashi Komabayashi, Qiang Zhu, Robert Eberhart, Yohji Imai

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Direct pulp-capping is a method for treating exposed vital pulp with dental material to facilitate the formation of reparative dentin and to maintain vital pulp. Two types of pulp-capping materials, calcium hydroxide and mineral trioxide aggregate, have been most commonly used in clinics, and an adhesive resin has been considered a promising capping material. However, until now, there has been no comprehensive review of these materials. Therefore, in this paper, the composition, working mechanisms and clinical outcome of these types of pulp-capping materials are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalDental Materials Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 31 2016


  • Artificial dentin bridge
  • Calcium hydroxide
  • Methyl methacrylate-tributylborane (MMA-TBB) resin
  • Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA)
  • Pulp-capping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Dentistry(all)


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