E-book Series, Part 2: Five things you need to know about glass ionomers

October 13, 2016

Amalgam fillings have been around for almost two centuries, and they are the go-to restoration material for good reason – they are easy to place and reliable, among other virtues.

Amalgam fillings have been around for almost two centuries, and they are the go-to restoration material for good reason – they are easy to place and reliable, among other virtues. But they left a lot to be desired, esthetically speaking. Composites helped with the esthetics problem, giving teeth a natural, smooth, unblemished look, but they are notoriously finicky. Their challenges include polymerization shrinkage, postoperative sensitivity, and demand perfection and technique proficiency of clinicians. Glass ionomers address the shortcomings of both – and more.

·         The best uses for glass ionomers

·         Glass ionomers vs. resin composites

·         Types of Glass Ionomers

·         Pediatric use

 

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