CURODONT™ REPAIR enables the three-dimensional regeneration of enamel. The treatment is based on a novel technology (CUROLOX™) invented by researchers at the University of Leeds, UK.
CURODONT™ REPAIR's main component is a patented peptide, which is present as a monomer when CURODONT™ REPAIR is dissolved. However, within the carious lesion the peptides form by self-assembly a large fibre-network or matrix.
When CURODONT™ REPAIR is applied onto a carious lesion, the monomers diffuse through the pores of the hypermineralised plate into the subsurface lesions. Within the subsurface cavities they form the three-dimensional matrix around which de novo crystallisation of calcium phosphate occurs.
This process is equivalent to the natural mineralisation process that occurs during odontogenesis, or the remineralisation process which – for a healthy tooth – is in equilibrium with the demineralisation process.
Note: CURODONT™ REPAIR arrests initial caries and initiates the natural, three-dimensional regeneration of enamel. The tooth heals.
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