Mineral Trioxide Aggregate in Dentistry

From Preparation to Application

  • Josette Camilleri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gustavo De Deus, Josette Camilleri, Carolyn M. Primus, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte, Clóvis Monteiro Bramante
    Pages 1-17
  3. Josette Camilleri
    Pages 19-36
  4. Mario Tanomaru-Filho, Juliane Maria Guerreiro-Tanomaru
    Pages 37-59
  5. Josette Camilleri, Paul Dummer
    Pages 87-102
  6. Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte, Clóvis Monteiro Bramante, Gustavo De Deus
    Pages 103-129
  7. Jamileh Ghoddusi
    Pages 131-149
  8. Carolyn M. Primus
    Pages 151-172
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book


Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was invented in the mid-1990s at Loma Linda University, USA, with the aim of introducing a material for use as a root-end filler that would set and develop its properties in the presence of moisture. MTA is a mixture of Portland cement, used in the construction industry, and bismuth oxide, which is added to enhance the radiopacity of the material. These two components are mixed with water to produce a hydrated cement. Today, other materials based on the original MTA formula have also been manufactured and marketed.

This book concisely presents information on diverse aspects of MTA and its use with a view to making it more widely available to clinicians and researchers. The topics covered include the development of MTA and its introduction into clinical dentistry, its chemical composition and setting characteristics, manipulation and placement, material properties, reactivity, and the influence of environmental factors. The clinical applications are clearly explained, and related innovations and further materials currently available on the market are also discussed.


Clinical Applications Composition Dental Material Endodontics Material Properties Vital Pulp Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Josette Camilleri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental SurgeryMedical School, Mater Dei Hospital, University of MaltaMsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-55156-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55157-4
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