A comparative study of three glass ionomer base materials.

J. O. Burgess, N. Barghi, D. C. Chan, T. Hummert

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This study compared the compressive and diametral tensile strength, compressive modulus, shear bond strength to dentin and resin composite, marginal gap between the base and tooth in Class V cavity preparation, and fluoride release of three glass ionomer base materials. In general, visible light-cured (VLC) base materials outperform the autopolymerizing glass ionomer base Ketac-Bond. The compressive modulus is significantly less for the VLC glass ionomer materials Vitrebond and Fuji LC compared to Ketac-Bond. The Fuji LC had greater diametral tensile strength, compressive strength, bond to dentin and bond to resin composite than Vitrebond or Ketac-Bond. The fluoride release of Vitrebond was greater than Ketac-Bond or Fuji LC. The marginal gap at the tooth/base interface was significantly less with the Fuji LC compared to the other two materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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