DENTAL MATERIALS: Glass Ionomer Cement

Glass ionomer cements, are materials made of calcium, strontium aluminosilicate glass powder (base) combined with a water-soluble polymer (acid). When the components are mixed together, they undergo a setting reaction involving neutralization of the acid groups by the powdered solid glass base.

Let us discuss the main points regarding components and manipulation of GIC - esthetic and adhesive dental material - having a wide range of uses..!