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Northwest Dent. 2008 Nov-Dec;87(6):13-9.

The therapeutic use of glass ionomer.

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  • 1Department of Restorative Sciences, Division of Operative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA. larso004@umn.edu

Abstract

This article will review the physical properties of glass ionomer restorative materials, their gingival reaction, and their mechanisms of therapeutic action. A description will be given of how glass ionomer materials affect bacteria, and its effectiveness at preventing secondary, or marginal, caries. A summary of in vivo performance, together with descriptions of therapeutic clinical applications and recharging with fluoride to improve clinical performance of glass ionomer restorations will be presented.

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