Mini Review - Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1
A short review: Effectiveness combination with glass ionomer cements and chemo-mechanical caries removal.
Introduction: Glass ionomer cements are effective restoration materials because of the ability of fluoride ion releasing and chemical adhesion to a tooth enamel and dentin. Glass ionomer cements are divided into conventional type which is adhered to a tooth by an acid-base reaction, and resin-modified type which is included some of resin components and has an adhesion using mechanical fitting force. Although these cements have good bonding strength to a tooth, this chemical adhesiveness is not sufficient, therefore adhesive monomer addition in the glass ionomer cements have effectiveness improving adhesive ability between glass ionomer cements and teeth. Glass ionomer cements restoration is applied in several situations. Among them, the application of glass ionomer cements to the ART method is very effective. Method: ART technique is known to use hand instruments and glass ionomer cements. This technique is very effectiveness for the treatment of Children who have difficulties in dental treatment and patients with dental phobia. However, this technique takes longer time to remove caries than conventional methods. To resolve this problem, using chemo-mechanical caries removal is effective method. This method is able to shorten caries removal time without affecting adhesion of glass ionomer cements to the tooth. Conclusion: Therefore combination with chemo-mechanical caries removal and glass ionomer cements restoration is effective to obtain satisfied caries treatment.Author(s): Yoshishige Yamada