Utility and Versatility: Glass Ionomers in Today’s Practice
December 18, 2015
The unique qualities of glass ionomers make them useful and versatile in today’s dental practices
In recent years, glass ionomers have improved in terms of strength, esthetics, and ease of use
Glass ionomers are an essential aspect of the new model of oral healthcare
The goal of restorative dentistry is to provide a long-term waterproof seal, often under less-than-optimal conditions. Glass ionomers have many unique qualities that make them extremely useful and versatile for a top-level practice in dentistry today.
These materials have many distinctive advantages that align directly with the needs of restorative and preventive dentistry. In recent years, advanced clinical techniques and manufacturer developments have improved glass ionomers in terms of strength, esthetics, and ease of use. Because preventative dentistry is growing in importance, glass-ionomer systems are an essential aspect of the new model of oral healthcare.