Definition of "GIC"

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GIC (Glass Ionomer Cement) contain a basic glass, and an acidic polymer liquid, set by an acid-base reaction

  • The acidic polymer is polyacrylic acid, an ionomer, containing 5-10% of substituted ionic groups
  • The basic glass filler is generally a silicate glass powder (calcium aluminosilicate), which upon reaction w/ a polyalkenoic acid, gives a glass polyalkenoate-glass residue set in an ionized, polycarboxylate matrix
  • Conventional GIC
    • Fuji 7, a GIC that does not require isolation or bonding; it works in a moist field. It is also high fluoride releasing
    • Fuji 9, a conventional self-curing GIC, that is easy to pack and contour, ideal for core build up or as a base. Fuji 9 Fast set achieves curing in 1/2 the time, only 3 minutes from start of mixing to finish
  • Resin modified
    • Fuji Plus, is a RMGIC used for final cementation of metal, PFM, metal free crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays. It bonds chemically and mechanically to tooth structure and all types of core matrial
    • Fuji 2, is a light cured resin reinforced RMGIC, and is ready for finish following 20 seconds of light curing
Post op
  • Fuji Coat, is a light cure monomer varnish which protects GI cements against humidity and dehydration, giving a very smooth and glossy finish

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