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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparative Evaluation of Compressive Strength and Diametral Tensile Strength of Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement and a Glass Hybrid Glass Ionomer Cement

Sanket Kunte, Swarali Bharat Shah, Smita Patil, Preetam Shah, Alok Patel, Shweta Chaudhary

Keywords : Compressive strength, Diametral tensile strength, Glass hybrid, Glass ionomer cement

Citation Information : Kunte S, Shah SB, Patil S, Shah P, Patel A, Chaudhary S. Comparative Evaluation of Compressive Strength and Diametral Tensile Strength of Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement and a Glass Hybrid Glass Ionomer Cement. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (4):398-401.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2407

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study is to compare and evaluate compressive strength (CS) and diametral tensile strength (DTS) of a conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC) and a glass hybrid GIC. Materials and methods: Five samples each were prepared of GC Fuji IX and EQUIA Forte cements for CS testing and five samples of each material for tensile strength testing. Specimens were subjected to a universal testing machine. Comparison of CS and DTS among two study groups was made using an independent t-test for each. Level of significance was set at p ≤ 0.05. Results: Both test values were on the higher side for EQUIA Forte cement as compared to conventional GIC (p ≥ 0.05). However, the differences in values were not statistically significant. Conclusion: EQUIA Forte can serve as an alternative to conventional GIC in stress-bearing primary teeth areas. Considering several factors like cost-effectiveness, surface to be restored, moisture contamination, and time considerations, the material of choice can be tailored to one's needs. Clinical significance: EQUIA Forte can serve as a viable alternative to conventional GIC because of its improved qualities.


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