All GC Gold Label Glass Ionomer contains strontium glass.&The strontium glass provides good radiopacity and snapset& characteristics, unanimously preferred by clinicians around the world. Interestingly, strontium will mimic calcium& in the formation of strontium hydroxyapatite and strontium& fluoroapatite to affect internal& remineralization within the& tooth structure.
Surface Strengthening Effect:
Research has shown that a strontium-based glass ionomer placed in calcium-containing environment (saliva) will result in calcium ion diffusing into the glass ionomer&surface achieving a surface strengthening effect. All GC& Gold Label Glass Ionomer strengthens over time in saliva.
A Consistent Predictable Seal:<
All GC Gold Label Glass Ionomer will display a glossy& surface after mixing. This indicates sufficient free polyacrylic acid is available to begin the ion exchange process. The& subsequent movement of ions between dentin, enamel and& GC Glass Ionomer creates an ion exchange zone which chemically fuses them together. The resulting seal is& consistent, predictable and long lasting.
Cementation of metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns, bridges, inlays
Cementation of stainless steel crowns or orthodontic appliances retained with stainless steel crowns
Cementation of orthodontic bands
Base or liner
Allows minimal cavity preparation
Less stress on margins and marginal seal
Protects against secondary caries
Promotes internal remineralization and surface strengthening
Easy post-operative diagnosis
Easier mixing and sharper setting makes it so easy to use
Final finish may be completed under water 15 minutes from start of mix