Glass Ionomer Cements
  1. Are you concerned of any cavities in your teeth?
  2. Do you experience sensitivity while having cold or hot items?
  3. Is food lodgement bothering you?

If yes, don’t worry, we have your back.

Anyone with a tooth can get caries and one in every 2 individuals you know might have decay. So, there is nothing
to be ashamed of visiting dentists to get your fillings done. The earliest you treat better will be the prognosis.

Mild to moderate caries can be treated with simple restorations by filling the decayed or chipped part after a thorough cleaning.

Despite the fact that all people are behind in removing their decayed or carious teeth, many times they can be saved by simple restorations.

Nowadays, Tooth colored restoration has gained popularity replacing traditional amalgam restorations as they impart a strong resemblance with tooth color.

Glass ionomer cement has become quite popular because of its physical and mechanical properties, providing the best clinical performance.

What makes it different from other restorative materials?

Fluoride releasing ability of GIC is what makes it unique from others as it can prevent caries progression and arrest caries (kills bacteria present in the outer perimeter of the carious lesion).

The adhesion of GIC with tooth structure is purely an acid-base reaction and does not require any medium for curing which makes it doctor friendly.

Biocompatibility being the most important property of any dental material, GIC has the best patient acceptance as they do not produce any allergic reactions.


Treatment Of Caries. Dental Filling Isolated On A Background. Vector Illustration. Stomatology. Teeth And Tooth Concept Of Dental

As they resemble tooth color, GIC can be used as a complete filling material and also as a liner or base for pulp protection.

Anterior restorations can also be done using GIC.

Only a minimal amount of tooth structure must be removed to place GIC restoration, thus increasing patient acceptance.

Best choice for restoring pediatric decays.

How is it done?

The procedure involves the removal of the decayed part slowly with the help of a dental hand the piece followed by placing the dental cement. Restoration should be done under good moisture control thus preventing water contamination which may affect the setting reaction.

Clean Caries by Tooth Dental Drill. 3d Realistic Vector Illustration of Dentistry Health Care.

Are they permanent?

Yes, they are permanent and may last for a long time if you take good care. Fluoride releasing ability of GIC also ensures the prevention of further caries attacks and progression.

Amalgam or GIC, which one is better?

The high demand for tooth-colored restorations influences the decreased number of amalgam fillings. Moreover, everyone is concerned about the aesthetics and wishes to get fillings resembling their tooth color.


Before patient dismissal, restoration is coated with a protective agent to prevent contamination.

Failure to ensure protection in the first 24 hours may weaken the cement and can result in fracture.

Hence, avoid taking water for at least 30 minutes after the procedure, and also make sure not to chew or bite with the restored teeth for the next 24 hours.


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