n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Minimal Intervention in Cariology - glass-ionomer cement




This article describes how Minimum Intervention Dentistry has developed. Its techniques are less invasive than those of traditional dentistry. The glass-ionomer cements have undergone numerous changes and their clinical properties have improved. These high viscosity materials now constitute an excellent alternative to traditional restorative materials. Where the treatment of caries requires a biological approach and where the biocompatibility requires greater attention, the use of these materials is indicated.


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