Journal article

The effects of boric acid and phosphoric acid on the compressive strength of glass-ionomer cements

LH Prentice, MJ Tyas, MF Burrow

DENTAL MATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Both boric acid (H3BO3) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) are components of dental cements, commonly incorporated into glass (as ingredients in the melt) and occasionally added to the powder or liquid components. This study investigated the effect of boric acid addition to an experimental glass-ionomer powder and the effect of phosphoric acid addition to a glass-ionomer liquid on the 24-h compressive strength. METHODS: Boric acid powder was added in various concentrations to an experimental glass-ionomer powder and, separately, phosphoric acid was added to an experimental glass-ionomer liquid. Powders and liquids were dosed into capsules at various powder:liquid ratios and cements thus..

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