A Review on Zeolites and Their Applications in Dentistry

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Deshpande S., Kheur S., Kheur M., EYÜBOĞLU T. F., Özcan M.

Current Oral Health Reports, vol.10, no.2, pp.36-42, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40496-023-00330-7
  • Journal Name: Current Oral Health Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-42
  • Keywords: Anti-bacterial action, Dental applications, Osteointegration, Silver zeolite, Zeolites
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose of Review: Zeolite is an aluminosilicate compound having a wide spectrum of applications in medicine and dentistry. Several articles were published combining zeolites with various other elements for different applications in dentistry. This review aims to provide a detailed review on the origin of zeolites, their physical and chemical properties and possible applications as dental materials. Recent Findings: Zeolite-based hybrid films can be used for detection of oral cancers. Silver zeolite can be added in restorative materials and dental liners. In cases of root canal irrigation, chlorhexidine zeolite is used owing to its antibacterial properties. For dental implants, a zeolite coating can improve the osseointegration. Summary: Due to its microporous structure, application-driven zeolitic frameworks can be prepared by sieving in various cations and antibacterial compounds. This review helps improve our understanding regarding the uses of zeolites as a material in different aspects of dentistry along with possible further improvements as a dental material.