A glass ionomer cement is a type of dental restorative material used in dentistry as a filling and luting cement, including for orthodontic bracket attachment. Glass-ionomer cements are based on the reaction of silicate glass-powder and polyacrylic acid, an ionomer. Occasionally water is used instead of an acid, altering the properties of the material and its uses but it is done rarely.
Posted July 6, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 2 min read
Dental composite resins also called as resin based composites are a type of dental cements made of synthetic resins. Synthetic resins evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, tooth-like appearance, insensitive to dehydration, easy to manipulate and inexpensive, and all these properties increased the use of dental composites in various dental procedures.
Posted July 5, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 4 min read
Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals consisting of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately half of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. The chemical properties of elemental mercury allow it to react with and bind together the silver, copper, and tin alloy particles to form an amalgam.
Posted July 5, 2022 by Anusha ‐ 5 min read