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Bioactive functional materials

For applications in the field of dentistry, we develop bioactive functional materials for dental preservation (restoration, prophylaxis, regeneration) and dental prostheses, and for use in bone cement and in microsurgery. We accompany our partners and customers throughout all stages of these projects, from the conception and development phases up to the final marketable product.

These products include application-specific multifunctional precursors, together with monomer-free resin systems, nano-hybrid and other composites, glass ionomer cements, and customized self-etch and total-etch adhesives that provide an excellent basis for direct and indirect restoration (fillings, crowns, etc.), for which we also develop the relevant manufacturing processes.

Our work in this domain also includes chemical and physical characterization on a general level and for specific applications. Our competence teams have access to a wide variety of surface structuring techniques and synthesis methods for dental fillings, including their incorporation.


Dr. Herbert Wolter

Head of competence unit

Dental and Micromedicine

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 4100-510
Fax: +49 931 4100-599