Written by an international group of experts, this comprehensive book provides an up-to-date, complete review of all types of glass-ionomer cements--from their uses, limitations, and advantages and disadvantages, to any problems associated with their use in modern dental practice. Detailed here are the physical, chemical, biological, and clinical properties, with particular emphasis on clinical use in restorative and pediatric dentistry as well as in orthodontics, prosthodontics, and endodontics. Questions about the efficacy of the newer resin- and polyacid-modified materials also are addressed.
303pp: 220 illus (164 in color)
ISBN: 978-0-86715-360-6, 9780867153606