Radiopacity of glass ionomer dental materials.

  title={Radiopacity of glass ionomer dental materials.},
  author={Amy Prevost and D Forest and Richard Tanguay and P deGrandmont},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={70 2},
The radiopacity of glass ionomer dental materials is quite variable. The use of a poorly radiopaque material as a base under other restorative materials can mislead the dentist to a diagnosis of recurrent decay. This study investigates the radiopacity of these materials and proposes a minimal radiopacity under which a material should not be used as a base or liner. All base, liner, and core formulations of glass ionomer under investigation were more radiopaque than dentin. All restorative and… CONTINUE READING

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