Chemistry of glass-ionomer cements: a review.

  title={Chemistry of glass-ionomer cements: a review.},
  author={John W. Nicholson},
  volume={19 6},
Studies of the setting of glass-ionomer cements have been carried out for over twenty years, and there is now a considerable body of information concerning the steps that lead to the conversion of a freshly mixed cement paste into a solid, durable dental restorative. This paper reviews these studies, paying particular attention to more recent work. The conclusion is that glass-ionomers consist of interpenetrating networks of inorganic and organic components forming a matrix in which particles… CONTINUE READING

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