Cell toxicity of methacrylate monomers-the role of glutathione adduct formation.
Vibeke Ansteinsson, Hilde M. Kopperud, Else Morisbak and Jan Tore Samuelsen | December 12th 2013
Polymer-based dental restorative materials are designed to polymerize in situ. However, the conversion of methacrylate monomer to polymer is never complete, and leakage of the monomer occurs. It has been shown that these monomers are toxic in vitro; hence concerns regarding exposure of patients and dental personnel have been raised.