Silk is a natural protein that is produced by various breeds of silkworms. Two major proteins of silk are Fibroin and Sericin, which have wide applications as biomaterials. Recombinant silk proteins can be used for various biomedical applications due to the diversity and control of size, structure, and chemistry. Although silk has been used as a suture material in medicine and dentistry for a long time, not much has been researched about its regenerative potential in dentistry, particularly in periodontics. Therefore, this review focuses on the beneficial aspects of silk and its proteins in tissue engineering.

Author(s) Details:

Archana R. Sankar,
Department of Periodontology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Sheela Kumar Gujjari,
Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysuru, India.

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