Global Glass-ionomer Cement Market is segmented on the basis of types, application, and region. Glass-ionomer cements (GICs) are clinically attractive dental materials that have certain unique properties which make them useful as restorative and luting materials. Glass ionomer cement is a tooth colored material, introduced by Wilson and Kent. Material was based on reaction between silicate glass powder & polyacrylic acid. They bond chemically to tooth structure & release fluoride for comparatively long period.It consists of powdered fluoroaluminosilicate glass and a polyalkenoic acid. Polyacrylic acid is often merged into the powder in its dehydrated form, leaving the liquid to consist of water or an aqueous solution of tartaric acid and others. Glass ionomer direct restorative materials are an excellent alternative which solves many of the challenges associated with composite materials.
The use of glass-ionomer cements in clinical dentistry is now well-established all over. They have several unique properties, inclusive of biological compatibility, adhesion to moist tooth structure, and anti-carcinogenic properties owing to their fluoride release.Glass ionomer sealants do prevent caries through a steady fluoride release over the period of time and the fissures are found to be more resistant to demineralization, even after the visible loss of sealant material. Prior to procedures, starter materials with respect to glass ionomers are supplied either as a powder mixed with water or as a powder and liquid. A mixed form of these materials could be provided in an encapsulated form.
Glass-ionomer Cement Market is classified, by product types into Water-Mixed, Non-Water Mixed, and Hybrids. Water is used instead of an acid, altering the properties of the material and its uses. This reaction produces a powdered cement of glass particles surrounded by matrix of fluoride elements and is known chemically as Glass Polyalkenoate. There are other forms of similar reactions which can take place. Glass-ionomer Cement Market is classified, by chemical composition into Glass-ionomer cement (Glass polyalkenoates, Glass polyphosphonates), Glass-ionomer Hybrid Materials (Resin modified glass-ionomer). Glass-ionomer Cement Market is classified, by type into Luting Cements, Bases or Liners, Restorative Cements.Glass ionomers are available as luting agents formulated as traditional glass ionomer materials, and as resin-modified versions. These latter formulations have included much of the clinicians’ attention in recent years, both because of their superior physical properties, and because of their ease of use in terms of handling properties.
Glass ionomers, first as traditional glass ionomers and now predominantly as resin-modified materials, have become a standard element in the armamentarium of restorative materials used for children. The physical properties ofresin-modified materials that have been formulated for use as restorative materials, makes these materials useful not only because of their designed-in properties, but also because of their clinical handling.Glass-ionomer Cement Market is segmented, geographically into North America, Europe (Eastern Europe, Western Europe), Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Glass-ionomer Cement Market key players are GC, 3M, DENTSPLY, Heraeus Kulzer, Shofu, Ivoclar Vivadent, Voco, KaVo, DENTAURUM, Prime Dental, Promedica, Spofa Dent, I-dental, Harvard, Rongxiang Dent, Shanghai DMF and Wuhan Kouqiang.
This report studies Glass-ionomer Cement in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering
• 3M ESPE
• Heraeus Kulzer
• Ivoclar Vivadent
• Prime Dental
• Spofa Dent
• Shanghai Rongxiang
• Shanghai DMF
• Wuhan Kouqiang
• Shanghai New Century
• Shanghai Zhangjiang
Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Glass-ionomer Cement in these regions, from 2011 to 2020 (forecast), like
• North America
• Southeast Asia
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