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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-155

A simple method to protect crown margins from moisture during cementation

Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, KLE's Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Ajaykumar Ashokkumar Nayak
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.49020

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Glass ionomer cement is commonly used as a luting cement, owing to its excellent bond to tooth structure and metal, strength, radiopacity and handling properties. However, contamination with water or saliva is considered to be an important clinical problem with glass-ionomer cements, affecting the properties of the material. This article describes a simple method to protect crown margins from moisture, during cementation with petroleum jelly.

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