Glass Ionomer dental cements have certain unique properties that make them useful as restorative and luting materials. This includes adhesion to moist tooth structures and base metals, anticariogenic properties due to release of fluoride, thermal compatibility with tooth enamel, biocompatibility and low toxicity.
Aluminum Fluoride, Powder, Reagent is normally in the powder phase of the glass ionomer dental cement premix and acts as a ceramic flux during mixing plus provides long term anticancer benefits.
Aluminum Oxide, Powder, Reagent has abrasive properties and is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste and tooth whitener.
Aluminum Phosphate is an aluminum salt used as an adjuvant for the incorporation of aluminum ions in the liquid phase of dental cements for the purpose of accelaerating the setting of the dental cement.
Calcium Fluoride, Powder, Reagent is used as a source of fluoride ion. The fluoride ion is released from the glass ionomer at the time of mixing and lies within the matrix.
Calcium Oxide (Lime) USP forms an acid soluble fluoroaluminosilicate when the powder and liquid components of glass ionomer dental cements.
Itaconic acid is a naturally occuring, white crystalline powder and assists in the setting reaction along with polyacrylic acid.
Maleic Acid is an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid. Dental glass ionomer dental cements are obtained by using a liquid mixing component comprising an aqueous solution of a certain maleic acid-acrylic acid-copolymer.
Phosphorus Pentoxide, Reagent, ACS is an important ingredient in the formation of glass ionomer dental cement fluoroaluminosilicate glasses that release clinically beneficial amounts of fluoride.
Polyacrylic Acid Sodium Salt, 45 Percent Solution is critical for the setting reaction of zinc polycarboxylate dental cements.
Strontium oxide is used to assist in crosslinking chelation reactions in glass ionomer dental cements.
Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, NF is used in fillers in different dental filling materials such as glass-ionomer and zinc-based cements to improve the mechanical properties by increasing physical resistance and reduce polymerization shrinkage.
Stannous Oxide, Powder, Reagent provides additional chelation bonding with tooth enamel and dentin in glass ionomer dental cements.
Stannous Fluoride, Oral Grade is used in zinc phosphate dental cements for the slow time release benefits of fluoride.
Sodium Fluoride, Powder, USP, EP, BP s an inorganic compound capable of fluoridating tooth enamel, making teeth more resistent to bacterial tooth decay. The compound is a common ingredient in dental products such as toothpaste.
Tartaric Acid, NF is present in the liquid phase of zinc polycarboxylate (glass ionomer) dental cements. Tartaric acid improves handling characteristics and increases the working time, but it shortens the setting time.
Purified Water, USP is widely used as an solvent ingredient in dental products such as teeth whiteners and dental cements.
Zinc Oxide, USP is an inorganic compound that is a common ingredient in dental cements for its antibacterial properties and zinc oxide is on the U.S. FDA's list of generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, substances.