Direct Restorative Materials

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Glass Ionomers(55)
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SDI, Inc.
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Glass Ionomers CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Named for the reaction of silicate glass powder and polyalkenoic acid (an ionmer), the glass ionomer is a tooth-colored, fluoride-releasing material that bonds chemically to dental hard tissues and sets via the acid-base reaction.

The glass ionomer is typically classified as conventional, metal-reinforced and resin-modified. Conventional glass ionomers are derived from aqueous polyalkenoic acid and a glass component. Metal-reinforced glass ionomers were first formulated with silver-amalgam alloy powder for increased physical strength and radiopacity, and later with silver particles for enhanced mechanical properties. Introduced to further improve mechanical properties, the resin-modified glass ionomer contains hydrophilic monomers and polymers, and appears to have higher flexural strengths than the conventional glass ionomer.

Glass ionomers are considered “smart” dental materials with regard to their thermal behavior, making surface moisture conditions less critical with their use. Among their other reported advantages is their relative biocompatibility, their ability to be placed in cavities without the need for bonding agents, reduced polymerization shrinkage, and reduced postoperative sensitivity.

These properties make glass ionomers especially used in the restoration of carious lesions in low stress areas, and in long-term provisional restorations, deep posterior Class II restorations, crown build-ups, and cervical decay patients. Chemical modifications have resulted in the introduction of light-cured glass ionomers, and in faster setting, high-viscosity glass ionomers, which—along with filled resin surface sealant—can be used for Class I, II, and V restorations.

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Ionolux

Voco America, Inc.

The resin reinforcement of Ionolux gives it a very high flexural strength of 220 MPa, making it ideal for lining in the sandwich technique, Class III and V, and small Class I restorations. Advanced...

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3M ESPE Vitrebond Plus light cure glass ionomer liner/base offers an innovative paste-liquid formula that comes in the award-winning...
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With Fascinate, no acid etching is required. In addition, it is impervious to water and has use as a direct bond bracket sealant.
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Bio-Cap is a single-component, no-mix, light-cure pulp capping material made by DenMat Corporation. This biocompatible, self-adhesive,...
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GlasIonomer FX-II Premixed Capsules from Shofu Dental Corp are aesthetic, all-purpose, self-curing glass ionomer capsules that save time...
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Shofu Dental Corporation GlasIonomer FX-II Capsule The GlasIonomer FX-II Capsule is an all-purpose enhanced direct restorative designed...
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Geristore Dual Cure Resin Ionomer is a biocompatible hybrid ionomer and self-adhesive, made by DenMat Corporation, which functions as a...
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It bonds to dentin and enamel, has high compressive and diametral tensile strength, and is radiopaque. GlassFill can be used alone or...
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3M ESPE Dental Products' Ketac Fil Plus Aplicap Restorative is a radiopaque glass ionomer filling material in the Aplicap delivery system...
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3M ESPE Dental Products' Ketac Molar Quick Aplicap is a bulk-fill, packable and fast-setting glass ionomer. It is less technique...
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Ketac Nano Glass Ionomer Primer by 3M ESPE Dental Products conditions the tooth surface before placement of Ketac Nano Light-Curing Glass...
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Ketac Silver Glass Ionomer Restorative from 3M ESPE Dental Products is an alternative to amalgam for core build-ups. It provides high,...
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Photac Fil Quick Aplicap Glass Ionomer Filling Material from 3M ESPE Dental Products is used for anterior and primary restorations. The...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Two heads are better than one, right? So wouldn’t if follow that combining the advantages of two different types of dental materials also would be better than one? Riva Light Cure HV from SDI combines the advantages of glass ionomer cements with the advantages of composite so the end result is a restoration that offers fluoride release and high...

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    With esthetic multilayered, high-strength zirconia, teeth can be restored in both the anterior and posterior. One hurdle to the successful use of these materials is proper adhesion. Traditional luting cements aren’t really the answer because of the complicated cleaning steps, technique issues, and challenges with maintaining proper isolation. A...

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    Here's the 'What, Where, When, and Why' of Restorative Materials from Dr. Tony Tomaro. Flowable Composites uses: 1. Class 3 and 5 restorations 2. Restoration of minimally invasive cavity preparations(Including small non-stress-bearing occlusal restorations). 3. Base/liner under direct restorations 4. Repair of small defect in esthetic indirect...

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