Chapter 2. Nanoparticles for Dental Materials
Synthesis, Analysis, and Applications
S.B. Mitra
3M ESPE Dental Products Division 3M Company, St. Paul, MN, USA


2.1 Introduction: Why Use Nanoparticles? 16
2.2 Synthesis of Nanoparticles 16
2.2.1 Synthesis by Mechanical Attrition 17
2.2.2 Synthesis Through Sol–Gel Process 17 Functionalization of Oxide Nanoparticles 19
2.2.3 Synthesis of Silsesquioxane Nanoparticles 19
2.2.4 Synthesis of Polymer-Templated Nanoparticles 20
2.3 Examples of Dental Materials Using Nanoparticles 20
2.3.1 Nanocomposites Containing Oxide Nanoparticles 20 Nanofill Composites 21 Nanohybrid Composites 22
2.3.2 Silsesquioxane-Based Composites 23
2.3.3 Calcium Phosphate and Calcium Fluoride Nanoparticles-Based ...

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