What is ChemFil?
ChemFil® Superior is a fast-setting glass-ionomer restorative material consisting of a blend of alumino silicate glass and polyacrylic acid. The powder is mixed with distilled water to produce a filling material which adheres to dentine and enamel producing tight- ly sealed, strong and aesthetic restorations.
Is GIC or Composite better?
While they are less durable than harder wearing fillings, like silver amalgams or gold fillings, composite fillings are significantly more durable than its glass ionomer counterpart.
Why Vaseline is applied over GIC?
Similarly petroleum jelly also impedes the fluoride release, but to a very less extent. We suggest that in situations where the fluoride release property is more important than other properties it is better to coat the GIC with petroleum jelly or leave the restoration without any coating.
How long does GIC filling last?
Glass ionomer fillings are made with a kind of glass and acrylic and can be placed directly in the tooth. They’re weaker than other fillings and are typically used for small cavities near the gumline, not on chewing surfaces. They typically last about 5 years.
Is Composite better than GIC?
A key positive for composite fillings is its durability. While they are less durable than harder wearing fillings, like silver amalgams or gold fillings, composite fillings are significantly more durable than its glass ionomer counterpart. The downside being, after many years of use composite fillings can chip.
Which tooth filling is best?
Composite fillings are an attractive option because they can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. However, composite fillings are more expensive than silver amalgam fillings and are not as durable. Ceramic fillings are made of porcelain and are a very aesthetically pleasing option that is also very durable.
Can teeth with fillings last forever?
A filling is used to treat an area of decay. It stops it from spreading and restores the tooth’s strength. Although a filling will last for several years, it won’t last forever.
What dental cement contains fluoride?
Glass ionomer (GI). Used frequently for metal and porcelain fused to metal restorations, glass ionomer cements are very thin and tolerate moisture very well. They also contain fluoride.