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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1513) Last page : ( 1515)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00295.X

Glass Ionomer Dental Cement-A Review

Subhadharsini S.*, Pradeep S.

Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamilnadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: subhadharsini7@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

To do review regarding Glass ionomer dental cement.

Objective

To understand the important of Glass ionomer dental cement in modern clinical dentistry.

Background

Glass ionomer cement is a kind of dental cement made of a silicate glass powder combined with a water-soluble polymer, these cements are also called "giomers." The cement is popular because it adheres to enamel and dentin and has the same natural colour as teeth. In addition, glass ionomer cement releases fluoride ions, which are beneficial to the teeth.

Conclusion

This article reviews the development and history of glass ionomer dental cement and ongoing dentistry.

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Keywords

Glass ionomer cements, setting reactions, advancements.

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