Open Access Opinion

Novel Upgrading of Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement Using Nanohydroxyapatite, Silica and Zirconia

Wan Zaripah Wan Bakar*

Associate Professor, Conservatives Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 02, 2020;  Published Date: November 16, 2020


Conventional glass ionomer cement is one of the commonly used dental restorative material due to its properties especially bond to tooth structure and anticariogenic. However, their uses are limited due to some weaknesses such as low in mechanical strength. Many modifications have been done to improve it but not fully successful. Recently a group of researchers has proved that addition of hydroxyapatite, silica and zirconia able to enhanced the mechano-physico and aesthetic properties.

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