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Influence of an alloy addition on the physical and clinical behaviour of glass ionomer cement

Abour, Mohamed Abour Bashir; (1998) Influence of an alloy addition on the physical and clinical behaviour of glass ionomer cement. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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These in vitro studies compared the various properties of an experimental high powder liquid content glass ionomer cement (EXPT) with those of a metal addition GIC (Hi-Dense) and disperse phase amalgam (Dispersalloy). Bi-axial, four point flexural and compressive tests were used to evaluate strength. Six groups of ten specimens were constructed for each test for each material and allowed to set in an oven at 37°C for 60 minutes. Specimens were stored in distilled water at 37°C until testing at one day, one week, one, three, six months and year. It was found that the strength of Hi-Dense increased and then maintained over extended time, whereas the strength of EXPT showed a declined at 3 months. The bond strengths of the materials to both enamel and dentine were also evaluated. Ten groups of ten teeth, five for each surface for each glass ionomer materials, were prepared. Teeth were aligned leaving the enamel and dentine surfaces exposed. The mixed material was condensed into a cylinder placed on the appropriate surface. These specimens were also stored in distilled water at 37°C. It was found that Hi-Dense had a higher bond strength to enamel that increased with time. The bond strength to dentine was maintained over the test period. The erosion rate of the materials was evaluated using the lactic acid erosion test. Three groups of six specimens for each material were constructed and tested after one hour, one day and at six months. Each specimen was subjected to an impinging jet of lactic acid solution. The erosion rate was determined by weight loss and dimensional change. It was found that Hi-Dense had a high erosion resistance which was slightly better than the experimental material. The microleakage, around restorations prepared, using the glass ionomer materials, was evaluated after cyclical loading the restoration-tooth complex. It was found that there was less leakage around Hi-Dense than EXPT at both the cervical and occlusal margins. In a clinical comparative evaluation of Hi-Dense with a disperse phase alloy placed as Class I restoration, the indirect assessment showed that Hi-Dense showed greater wear at six months than the amalgam using Ivoclar method of model assessment of wear. These studies indicate that the incorporation of a metal addition in the glass ionomer may have brought about a slight improvement in some of the properties tested. However, the performance of the experimental material with similar high powder content but no metal addition indicates that the use of a high powder content may be the predominant cause for the possible improvement.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Influence of an alloy addition on the physical and clinical behaviour of glass ionomer cement
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest.
Keywords: Applied sciences; Glass ionomer cement
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10101850
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