Tribology is the discipline concerning the application of friction, lubrication, and wear concepts of interacting surfaces in relative motion. A growing interest has developed in tribology application in medical biomaterials, such as resin composites used in restorative dentistry. Yet, the keywords “tribology” and “biotribology” are little applied in the pertinent publications. The aim of this scoping review was to offer an overview of tribology application in dental composites research and to identify knowledge gaps and address future research. A literature search was conducted on Pubmed and Scopus databases and the studies investigating the tribological behavior of resin composites were included for qualitative synthesis. The majority of studies on dental tribology were published in the research areas of mechanical engineering/nanotechnology and differed in several methodological aspects. The preponderant engineering approach and the lack of standardized testing make the laboratory findings poorly informative for clinicians. Future research should focus on the tribological behavior of dental materials composites by means of an integrated approach, i.e., engineering and clinical, for improving development and advancement in this field of research.

Application of Tribology Concept in Dental Composites Field: A Scoping Review / La Rosa, Grm; Generali, L; Bugea, C; Ounsi, Hf; Benyocs, G; Neelakantan, P; Pedullà, E. - In: JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4983. - 13:287(2022), pp. 1-20. [10.3390/jfb13040287]

Application of Tribology Concept in Dental Composites Field: A Scoping Review

Generali L;
2022

Abstract

Tribology is the discipline concerning the application of friction, lubrication, and wear concepts of interacting surfaces in relative motion. A growing interest has developed in tribology application in medical biomaterials, such as resin composites used in restorative dentistry. Yet, the keywords “tribology” and “biotribology” are little applied in the pertinent publications. The aim of this scoping review was to offer an overview of tribology application in dental composites research and to identify knowledge gaps and address future research. A literature search was conducted on Pubmed and Scopus databases and the studies investigating the tribological behavior of resin composites were included for qualitative synthesis. The majority of studies on dental tribology were published in the research areas of mechanical engineering/nanotechnology and differed in several methodological aspects. The preponderant engineering approach and the lack of standardized testing make the laboratory findings poorly informative for clinicians. Future research should focus on the tribological behavior of dental materials composites by means of an integrated approach, i.e., engineering and clinical, for improving development and advancement in this field of research.
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Application of Tribology Concept in Dental Composites Field: A Scoping Review / La Rosa, Grm; Generali, L; Bugea, C; Ounsi, Hf; Benyocs, G; Neelakantan, P; Pedullà, E. - In: JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4983. - 13:287(2022), pp. 1-20. [10.3390/jfb13040287]
La Rosa, Grm; Generali, L; Bugea, C; Ounsi, Hf; Benyocs, G; Neelakantan, P; Pedullà, E
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