ABSTRACT In a previous study, the authors tried to synthesize dental materials from dental waste, which was accomplished with alginate impression materials and gypsum. A powder was set by mixing it with phosphate solution. Fibrous curled crystals were found through SEM observation. The present study shows a detailed analysis of the crystals. XRD analysis indicated the crystals are Brushite. A unique profile of the crystal shows it can be a good apatite precursor or cell scaffold; however, this hypothesis requires further examination.
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