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The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry

Edited by Jean-François Roulet

ISSN (print) 1461-5185 • ISSN (online) 1757-9988

Publication:

Winter 2003
Volume 5 , Issue 4



Pages: 259-266
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Milestones in Adhesion: Glass-ionomer Cements

Tyas, Martin J.

The glass-ionomer cements (GIC), when introduced in the 1970s, were initially welcomed as the first chemically-adhesive esthetic restorative materials. However, the clinical results were disappointing, as these early products were brittle and were particularly susceptible to early water loss and uptake, and to long-term water loss. Continued development, notably the addition of resin polymerization components, has made the GIC an increasingly important part of clinical practice.

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