Synthesis and Properties of a New Dental Material Based on Nano-Structured Highly Active Calcium Silicates and Calcium Carbonates
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A synthesis of a new dental material, based on nano-structured highly active calcium silicates and calcium carbonates, is described in this paper. Phase analysis of this material, before and after hydration, was performed by X-ray diffraction and showed that active silicate phases were transformed into tobermorite phase, while carbonates remained unchanged. The mechanism of hydration was fully described. The morphology of the sample was studied by SEM, and typical appearance of the present phases was particularly discussed. The mechanical properties and setting time of this material make it very promising for potential application in dental practice.