current state of calcium silicate cements in restorative dentistry: a review


  • Camila Corral-Núñez Universidad de Chile
  • Eduardo Fernández-Godoy Universidad de Chile
  • Javier Martín Casielles Universidad de Chile
  • Juan Estay Universidad de Chile
  • Cristian Bersezio-Miranda Universidad de Chile
  • Patricia Cisternas-Pinto Universidad de Chile
  • Osmir Batista Batista-de Oliveira UNESP



Silicate cements, Dental cements, Dental materials, Dental pulp capping


Calcium silicate cements have been used as dental materials for more than twenty years; however, their use in restorative dentistry is more recent. Better mechanical properties and shorter curing times make them suitable for a variety of applications in which they are used as a substitute of dentin, including direct/indirect pulp capping and as cavity base/liner. These materials may also be used to restore enamel temporarily. This article seeks to review the available scientific evidence with a focus on their applications in restorative dentistry. The information was gathered by reviewing original scientific research articles and literature reviews published in journals available in databases such as Medline/Pubmed and Scielo, along with technical information provided by the manufacturers of these cements. This article describes the composition, instructions for use, and curing reaction of calcium silicate cements, as well as the scientific evidence on their applications in restorative dentistry.

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Author Biographies

Camila Corral-Núñez, Universidad de Chile

DMD, MClinDent, PhD (c) UNESP, Instructor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Eduardo Fernández-Godoy, Universidad de Chile

DMD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Javier Martín Casielles, Universidad de Chile

DMD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Juan Estay, Universidad de Chile

DMD, PhD (c) UNESP, Assistant, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile. 

Cristian Bersezio-Miranda, Universidad de Chile

DMD, PhD (c) UNESP, Assistant, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Patricia Cisternas-Pinto, Universidad de Chile

DMD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Osmir Batista Batista-de Oliveira, UNESP

DMD, PhD, Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry, UNESP, Brazil


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How to Cite

Corral-Núñez, C., Fernández-Godoy, E., Casielles, J. M., Estay, J., Bersezio-Miranda, C., Cisternas-Pinto, P., & Batista-de Oliveira, O. B. (2016). current state of calcium silicate cements in restorative dentistry: a review. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 27(2), 425–441.

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