Antibacterial Effect of Visible Light Reactive TiO2/Ag Nanocomposite Thin Film on the Orthodontic Appliances
Abstract:This study evaluated the antibacterial effect of a visible light reactive TiO2/Ag nanocomposite thin film on dental orthodontic wire (STS 304 wire). The growth of S. mutans and A. actinomycetemcomitans was suppressed on the specimens coated with TiO2/Ag compared to the uncoated specimens. The antibacterial effect of the TiO2/Ag nanocomposite thin film was improved under visible light irradiation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-08-01
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