DENTAL HYGIENIST Questions and Answers

When is glass ionomer filling is used?

Glass ionomer fillings directly form a chemical bondage with the tooth, due to which it takes minimum time for its formation. But this type of filling is relatively weak, and it is applied to soft surfaces or non-biting surface of the tooth like necks of the teeth or baby teeth. One benefit of this filling is that it releases fluoride from it that fights tooth decay.