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Organic degradation potential of a TiO2/H2O2/UV-Vis system for dental applications
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials. (Nanoteknologi och funktionella material)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5496-9664
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9529-650X
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Dentistry, ISSN 0300-5712, E-ISSN 1879-176X, Vol. 67, p. 53-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives

The combination of TiO2 and H2O2 under light activation constitutes a promising method for disinfection of dental prosthetics and implants, due to production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The aim of this work was to investigate the organic degradation ability of TiO2 particles in combination with H2O2 and under light activation utilizing the organic dye rhodamine B (RhB).

Methods

Five different types of TiO2 particles, consisting of anatase, rutile, or a mixture of these crystalline phases, were combined with H2O2 and RhB, and subsequently exposed to UV (365 nm) or visible (405 nm) light at an irradiance of 2.1 mW/cm2.

Results

It was found that rutile in combination with low concentrations of H2O2 (1.0–3.5 mM) resulted in a degradation of RhB of 96% and 77% after 10 min exposure to 365 nm and 405 nm light, respectively, which was the highest degradation of all test groups. Control measurements performed without light irradiation or irradiation at 470 nm, or without TiO2 particles resulted in little or no degradation of RhB.

Conclusions

Low H2O2 concentrations (1.0 mM–3.5 mM) and visible light (405 nm) used in combination with rutile TiO2 particles showed the highest RhB degradation capacity.

Clinical significance

A combination of TiO2 particles and H2O2 exposed to low energy UV or high energy visible light has an organic degradation capability that could be utilized in applications to kill or inactivate bacteria on medical devices such as dental implants for treatment against, e.g., peri-implantitis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 67, p. 53-57
Keywords [en]
TiO, HO, Reactive oxygen species, Rhodamine B, Rutile
National Category
Nano Technology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330202DOI: 10.1016/j.jdent.2017.09.001ISI: 000417204800007PubMedID: 28886983OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-330202DiVA, id: diva2:1144936
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VINNOVA, E!8320Available from: 2017-09-27 Created: 2017-09-27 Last updated: 2018-08-27Bibliographically approved
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1. Bioactive Coatings and Antibacterial Approaches for Titanium Medical Implants
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bioactive Coatings and Antibacterial Approaches for Titanium Medical Implants
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis was to characterize and manufacture coatings and surfaces with antibacterial properties and retained or enhanced bioactivity and biocompatibility. The aim was also to study the optimal composition and parameters of mixtures for debridement of bacterial biofilms on titanium surfaces. The mixtures contained TiO2 particles and H2O2 and were irradiated by light to activate reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation.

In the first part of the thesis, characterization of a thin, multifunctional hydroxyapatite (HA) coating was performed. The coating was applied to anodized cancellous bone screws with the purpose of stimulating local bone formation without bonding too firmly and providing local antibacterial effect. Specifications of the coating included a thickness of around 1 µm, high crystallinity, Ca/P ratio close to the theoretical value of 1.67 and comprise the functional groups of HA. Additionally, the adhesion of the coating to the substrate should be stronger than the cohesion of the coating. Characterization results showed that the coating met the specification for all criteria.        

In the second part of the thesis, titanium discs were soaked in H2O2 and subsequently in NaOH and Ca(OH)2 to acquire an antibacterial surface that at the same time is bioactive and biocompatible. The surface demonstrated bioactive properties, assessed by soaking in phosphate buffered saline for seven days in 37°C and examined in scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.

The third part of the thesis consisted of studying the ROS generation of TiO2/H2O2 mixtures irradiated with UV-Vis light, and to study the antibacterial effect of these mixtures on S. epidermidis Xen 43 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms on titanium surfaces. The generation of ROS from different TiO2 crystalline forms and different H2O2 concentrations under light UV-Vis irradiation was determined by rhodamine B degradation. It showed that rutile and 1-3.5 mM H2O2 resulted in the highest degradation of all combinations with almost 100% degradation under 365 nm light and 77% degradation under 405 nm light after 10 min.

The debridement of the S. epidermidis and P. aeruginosa biofilm discs showed that 0.95 M (3%) H2O2 was the most effective parameter for disinfection of the discs. The addition of TiO2 particles showed a significant extra effect in one of the three studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2018. p. 63
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 1712
Keywords
Bioactivity, antibacterial, titanium, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyapatite, biomaterial
National Category
Other Materials Engineering
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358253 (URN)978-91-513-0424-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-10-12, Häggsalen, Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala, 09:15 (English)
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