Mariya M Jos1*, Mohammed Jadeer1 and Gaurav Sharma2
1House surgeon, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet
2Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet
*Corresponding Author: Mariya M Jos, House surgeon, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet.
Received: August 11, 2023; Published: August 25, 2023
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a synthetic resin produced by a polymerisation of methyl methacrylate has been commonly used for prosthetic dental applications including the fabrication of artificial teeth, denture bases, dental relining, dentures, obturator for cleft palate, orthodontic retainers etc. Recently it is found to be useful as bone cements, contact and intraocular lenses, filler material for bone cavities and skull defects as well as vertebrae stabilization in osteoporotic patients. In addition to this, the silver nanoparticles and zeolites present in the PMMA have been a topic of research due to having strong antimicrobial properties through photocatalysis. This property has been incorporated in treatment of staphylococcus activated bone diseases in head and neck region especially osteomyelitis. This systematic review aims to highlight the significance of PMMA as a bone saver material against staphylococcal infections.
Keywords: Polymethyl Methacrylate; Antibiotic Loaded Cement; Osteomyelitis
Citation: Mariya M Jos., et al. “Reinventing Polymethylmethacrylate as Bone Saver- A Systematic Review".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.9 (2023): 95-97.
Copyright: © 2023 Mariya M Jos., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.