Glass Ionomer Filler
Material: A glass component called acrylic and fluoroaluminosilicate
Types: In traditional filler material hardens without using bright light. Modified composite or composite composite glass ionomer fillers are more robust than conventional fillers. A halogen or led blue light can be used to cure the material.
Intended Use: Usually used in fillings or roots of anterior teeth. As a filling material, glass ionomer is used in decayed teeth that descend under the gums. It is also used as an infrastructure material in milk teeth and other fillings.
Durability: 5 years or more.
Cost: Close to composite filler
• Although glass ionomer matches the tooth color, it is not as successful as composite fillings. The modified resin glass ionomer has a better color than conventional glass ionomer.
• In some cases, the complete decay does not have to be cleaned. For this reason, the filling is more comfortable to use in children.
• Glass ionomers protect the female from decay by releasing fluoride.
• The glass is clamped to the ionomer tooth. This prevents leakage and reduces the possibility of caries.
• Very weak compared to conventional glass ionomer composite filler. The risk of wear or cracking is much higher.
• Traditional glass ionomer cannot adapt to tooth color like composite filler.
The modified resin glass ionomer filler must be applied in thin layers. Each layer is cured by means of a special blue light. The next layer is then placed. This strengthens the tooth but extends the treatment time.