Repair of glass ionomer restorative materials: Flexure strength of specimens repaired by two methods

William W. Brackett, William M. Johnston

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This study evaluated the adhesion of newly mixed glass ionomer restorative materials to set materials. The flexure strength of specimens formed by the addition of new material to week-old material by using two different surface treatments was compared with the flexure strength of solid specimens that were 1 week old. All repaired specimens attained at least 44% of the average strength of unrepaired specimens of the same material. Repairs made with a combination of unlike materials were not significantly different from most repairs with like materials. For all materials collectively, repairs made with a 37% phosphoric acid pretreatment were significantly stronger than repairs made with a 40% polyacrylic acid pretreatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of prosthetic dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)

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