Biocompatibility Investigation of New Endodontic Materials Based on Nanosynthesized Calcium Silicates Combined with Different Radiopacifiers

J Endod. 2017 Mar;43(3):425-432. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.10.041.


Introduction: The aim of this article was to analyze biocompatibility and bioactivity of new endodontic materials on the basis of nanosynthesized calcium silicates (ALBO-MPCA1 and ALBO-MPCA2) combined with different radiopacifiers in comparison with MTA+.

Methods: Morphology of the samples was studied by scanning electron microscopy, and the pH and ion release analysis were also assessed. Biocompatibility of materials' eluates (24-hour, 7-day, and 21-day) was conducted by using MTT test. Twelve New Zealand white rabbits were used for intraosseous implantation. Four calvarial defects per animal were created and filled with freshly prepared investigated materials.

Results: Samples mostly consisted of agglomerates built up from nanoparticles, preferably spherical and rod-like. There was no significant difference among pH values of materials' eluates after 24 hours (P > .05). The amount of calcium and aluminum ion release decreased, whereas the amount of magnesium and bismuth (ALBO-MPCA1, MTA+) and barium (ALBO-MPCA2) increased during 21-day period. The metabolic activity of cells increased after the extraction time, except in case of undiluted elutes of ALBO-MPCA2 and ALBO-MPCA1 (21-day). Histologic analysis of the samples revealed newly formed bone tissue with moderate inflammation for all investigated materials, which subsided during 90-day period to mild. Both MTA+ and ALBO-MPCA1 were in direct contact with the newly formed bone tissue. After 90 days, statistically significant difference in hard tissue formation was observed in comparison of MTA+ and ALBO-MPCA1 with control group (P < .05).

Conclusions: Experimental materials ALBO-MPCA1 and ALBO-MPCA2 possess both biocompatibility and bioactivity. Because ALBO-MPCA1 provokes favorable biological response, it is especially good candidate for further clinical investigations.

Keywords: Biocompatibility; MTA; MTT; biomaterials; calcium silicates; intraosseous implantation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum Compounds
  • Animals
  • Biocompatible Materials*
  • Bone and Bones / drug effects*
  • Bone and Bones / pathology
  • Calcium Compounds* / chemical synthesis
  • Calcium Compounds* / chemistry
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Drug Combinations
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Materials Testing*
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Nanoparticles
  • Oxides
  • Rabbits
  • Root Canal Filling Materials / chemical synthesis
  • Root Canal Filling Materials / chemistry
  • Silicates* / chemical synthesis
  • Silicates* / chemistry
  • X-Ray Diffraction


  • Aluminum Compounds
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Calcium Compounds
  • Drug Combinations
  • Oxides
  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • Silicates
  • mineral trioxide aggregate
  • calcium silicate