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Cention- N: A Comprehensive Review

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Dr. Kamal Hotchandani, Dr. Arunkumar Sajjanar, Yerubandi Chandini Lakshmi, Virali Pradhita Peri, Dr. Arindam Banik, Dr. Surabhi Duggal
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.si6.475


In pediatric dentistry, resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC), composite resins, and traditional glass ionomer cement (GIC) are the most frequently recommended restorative materials. The fluoride-releasing properties of GIC and RMGIC, two of the aforementioned materials, help to lower the incidence of secondary caries. Conventional GICs, however, can only be used in locations with low to moderate stress. In terms of retention, RMGICs do better. However, they are not nearly as user-friendly as composite resins. If the proper cement consistency is not achieved, RMGIC may adhere to the tool during cavity implantation and may set quickly without allowing enough time for contouring. Additionally, they still lack the overall strength and aesthetic qualities of resin composites. Composite resins, on the other hand, are well renowned for their strength. This material's primary drawback is the polymerization shrinkage brought on by polymerization stress along the cavity wall, which frequently results in microleakage. Therefore, a material with good marginal seal, high strength, and fluoride-releasing property is needed for pediatric restorative dentistry, taking the advantages and disadvantages of the current materials into account. The "alkasite" restorative material Cention N is recommended for use in direct restorations. Alkasites are a relatively recent addition to the resin composite class of filler materials. This substance can release fluorides and uses an alkaline filler. It has the ability to self-cure and offers an additional light curing option. The aim of present review of literature is to discuss Cention N in Detail

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