2017 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 41-48
In regenerative dental therapy, the development of bone scaffold materials to enable augmentation of bone for dental implant and prosthesis treatment is important. Montipora digitata exoskeleton-derived aragonite particles are porous, bioresorbable bone scaffold and applied to bone defects as natural materials. In this bone scaffold material, it is necessary to form collagen fibers which are the extracellular matrix of particles derived from Montipora digitata skeleton capillary vessels and newly formed bone. Therefore, we cultured fibroblast cells and added the particles in order to investigate the effect of cell proliferation ability and production of collagen fibers. In this study, it was observed that cultured fibroblasts were enhanced cell proliferation and collagen fiber production by adding aragonite particles.