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Tridimensional Bioprinting for Regenerative Dentistry: Systematic Review

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.130

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this work is headed in the systematic revision and comparison of different techniques for the use of bioprint within the area odontology used in the last 10 years.

Methods: Randomized or nonrandomized studies that apply bioprint in the face and neck region were included, the methods and techniques are summarized in the review. Electronic databases were reviewed as systemic search until June, 2016 a total of 212 articles matched with the criteria search and only 11 were focused on regenerative dentistry. The key words used were as follow: Bioprinting, 3D bioprinting, 3Dbioprinting dentistry.

Results: The question remains whether creating biomimetic tissue engineered constructs that recapitulate nature, even to a limited degree, will lead to significantly improved therapies, regardless if these constructs are immediately implanted or transplanted after culture.

Conclusion: A fundamental problem for designing bioprinting constructs is that we have only a very limited understanding of the underlying biology of regeneration. Even as a more complete understanding is gained, it will probably be impractical to attempt to replicate all of the hundreds to thousands of factors involved in tissue repair.

Accepted: 
08 Aug, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Aug, 2017

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