(Last updated: August 11, 2014)
Glass ionomers/Resin-modified glass ionomers (GC America) - stocked
Fuji TRIAGE capsules (GC)
- Description: A low viscosity pink shade of a glass ionomer cement which releases a high level of fluoride for use in caries stabilization. Material is easily recognizable in cavity and represents a purposeful effort to arrest or remineralize the caries process.
Fuji IX GP Extra capsules (GC)
- Description: Improved glass ionomer cement primarily used for high caries activity control, provisionals, selected Class V lesions and pediatric restorative.
Fuji II LC capsules (GC)
- Description: Dual-cured resin-modified glass ionomer restorative material for high caries risk patients and sites, i.e. root caries, crown margin repair, pediatric restorative as ‘final’ restoration. http://www.gcamerica.com/products/operatory/GC_Fuji_II_LC/Fuji_II_LC_Caps_IFU.pdf
- 12 J to cure
GI/RMGI clinical tips
- Good field control is essential to success, use rubber dam wherever possible.
- Use Cavity Conditioner (20% polyacrylic acid/3% aluminum chloride hexahydrate) (GC America – STOCKED) on enamel and dentin for 10 s, rinse, remove excess moisture from operating field with high-speed suction, then from preparation with cotton pellet or microbrush to leave a ‘moist’ surface.
Mixing instructions for Fuji Triage, IX and II LC
- Tap capsule on side to loosen powder from container walls, push in plunger, place in applicator gun and click once, remove, mix at 10s @ 4000 cpm, place in applicator gun and promptly apply to cavity.
- Work efficiently, don’t over manipulate. These do not handle like resin composite.
- Fuji II LC, a RMGI should be applied in 2mm increments and light cured for 40s (12 J to cure).
- Protect from moisture for 7 minutes after placement. Vaseline works well as a coating agent for moisture control, given that confirmation has been obtained that no more glass ionomer material needs placed.
- Avoid early finishing whenever possible.
- Avoid desiccation at future dental appointments