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Tensile strength of conventional glass ionomer cement and silver reinforced glass ionomer cement



Suman Sharma1, Anandamoy Bagchi2, Shruti Mullick3, Dubey Deepyanti*, 4, Katta Datta Sai Kiran5, Amit Kumar6 & Pratik Surana7



1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Pihu Dental Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India; 2Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India; 3Department of Prosthodontics Crown Bridge & Implantology, Sardar Patel Postgraduate institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India; 4Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dr D.Y Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India; 5Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, G. Pulla Reddy Dental College and Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India; 6Department of Dentistry, Lord Buddha Koshi Medical College and Hospital, Baijnathpur, Saharsa, Bihar-852221, India; 7Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India; *Corresponding author



Suman Sharma - E-mail: sumananchriya@gmail.com; Phone: +91 9811876500

Anandamoy Bagchi - E-mail: a_bagchi@hotmail.com; Phone: +91 9339536846

Shruti Mullick - E-mail: dr.shrutimullick@gmail.com; Phone: +91 7459897784

Deepyanti - E-mail: Deepyanti.dubey@dpu.edu.in; Phone: +91 7992204835

Katta Datta Sai Kiran - E-mail: dattasai1987@gmail.com; Phone: +91 9676651737

Amit Kumar - E-mail: endoamit@gmail.com; Phone: +91 8866552983

Pratik Surana - E-mail: suranadrpratik@gmail.com; Phone: +91 8871310111


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



A comparative analysis and assessment of the compressive strength (CS) and diametral tensile strength (DTS) between conventional glass ionomer cement (C-GIC) and a silver-reinforced GIC (S-GIC) variant is of interest. Ten specimens of both C-GIC (GC Fuji II, Japan) and S-GIC (Riva Silver, SDI, Australia) were fabricated for the evaluation of compressive strength, and an identical number of samples were created for the examination of tensile strength. These specimens were then tested using a universal testing apparatus. The results exhibited that both the compressive and diametral tensile strengths were significantly greater for the S-GIC cement in comparison to the C-GIC, with a notable p-value of 0.001. The findings suggest that S-GIC may be considered a viable alternative to conventional GIC.



Glass ionomer cement, GIC, silver reinforced GIC, compressive strength.



Sharma et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 391-393 (2024)


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Biomedical Informatics



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