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What Is the Role of Glass Ionomer Cement in Caries Prevention in Primary Teeth?

Background: Glass ionomer cements (conventional glass ionomer, high-viscosity glass ionomer, and resin-modified glass ionomer) are thought to prevent caries due to their ability to release and uptake fluoride. This effect is thought to prevent the development of caries in the margins of restorations. Objective: To evaluate restorations with glass ionomer cements compared to definitive restorative materials and their ability to prevent caries lesions in the margins of occlusal and o more...
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