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RIZZANTE, Fabio Antonio Piola et al. Indications and restorative techniques for glass ionomer cement. RSBO (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.12, n.1, pp. 79-87. ISSN 1984-5685.

Introduction:Due to its chemical, mechanical and biological properties, the glass ionomer cements (GIC) consist in one of the most versatile direct restorative materials, with many potential clinical indications, especially in the context of minimally invasive dentistry. Nevertheless, they have some limitations and require the knowledge of their characteristics and procedures of application in order to achieve their maximum potential.Objective: To demonstrate through literature review the main characteristics, indications, limitations and future perspectives for the use of GIC. Literature review: The database, such as Pubmed and Lilacs were used. Additionally, books were also evaluated and included. Conclusion: The GIC is in constant evolution and is one of the materials that are best suited in the context of preventive and conservative dentistry. It has satisfactory properties and versatility. On the other hand, presents inferior properties when compared to other direct restorative materials, requiring caution during its handling.

Keywords : glass ionomer cements; biocompatible materials; dental restoration; permanent..

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