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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
February 1994
Volume 25 , Issue 2

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The co-cured, light-activated glass-ionomer cement-composite resin restoration

Knight

Pages: 97-100
PMID: 8183983

The simultaneous curing of unpolymerized composite resin and inactivated light-curing glass-ionomer cement appears to offer a number of clinical improvements to the laminated gl ass-ionomer cement-composite resin restoration. The observation that composite resin cures before the glass-ionomer cement suggests that the polymerization shrinkage of the resin may be taken up by the uncured glass-ionomer cement, reducing the internal stress of the restoration. A procedure is described for the placement of this type of laminate restoration that reduces both technique sensitivity and placement time, by eliminating a number of the steps required for a conventional sandwich restoration. The apparent clinical success of this technique indicates the need for laboratory testing to evaluate the potential of this procedure.

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