Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: A Wondrous Savior

  • A.K.M. Shafiul Kadir
  • Mahfuzur Rahman
  • Najmul Haque Sajib
  • Abdullah Al Rabbi
  • Jannatun Naim Nipun
Keywords: mineral trioxide aggregate, biocompatibility, uses in dentistry


From the beginning of advancements in dentistry, various materials are being tested for their repair ability of perforation but none seem to fulfill the criteria perfectly. MTA is a miracle in the recent advancements in dentistry and have shown versatility and potentiality among other materials. As it is derived from Portland cement material, it has biocompatibility and is non-toxic in nature. Unlike other perforation repair materials, MTA materials are proved to be better and tend to be micro-leakage proof. Various treatments like pulp capping, pulpotomy, apexogenesis and apexification treatments can be done excellently by MTA. In this present article the versatility of MTA in endodontic practice will be discussed.