International Journal of Dental Sciences

International Journal of Dental Sciences


International Journal of Dental Sciences
International Journal of Dental Sciences
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2021)

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) - A review


Kanika Chopra, Prerana Bhatt, Susheel Kumar, Akansha D Tilokani, Vishnuja VR Nair, Afsal B

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), is a unique endodontic cement that was initially introduced as a material for root perforation repair by Mahmoud Torabinejad at Loma Linda University in 1993. MTA has been extensively studied and is currently used for perforation repairs, apexifications, regenerative procedures, pulp capping, root end filling materials. This article will review the composition, manipulation, properties, mechanism of action and various clinical applications of MTA in the field of endodontics and pediatric dentistry.
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