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Glass Ionomer Filling

What are glass ionomer dental fillings?

Glass ionomer fillings, which our refer to as patients often”glass fillings“, have been used in dentistry for many years in different forms for different purposes due to the fluorine they contain.

Glass ionomer can be found in many dental products, including adhesives for crown and bridge prostheses and base materials under fillings.

Generally opaque white in color, glass ionomer fillings have improved their aesthetic and durability properties over the years. While they used to be mostly preferred in deciduous tooth fillings, today they are also used as long-term fillings in permanent teeth.

In our clinic, we use glass ionomer fillings as a temporary or long-lasting filling material in the fillings of permanent teeth close to the tooth core, depending on the area covered by the filling, as well as in deciduous tooth treatments.

What are the advantages of glass ionomer fillings?

Glass ionomer fillers provide ease of application in capsule form and shorten the sitting time of our patients. It contributes positively to treatment success in patients where time is a priority and in deep fillings. Due to these advantages, glass ionomer fillings are among the indispensables of pediatric dentistry, especially for our small patients who have difficulty sitting in the chair and for treatments performed under general anesthesia where time is limited.

Glass ionomer fillings, which also act as fluorine reservoirs, can attract fluorine ions in toothpaste and release them into dental tissues. Thus, dental tissues that have lost minerals are strengthened and the tooth is able to repair itself. Due to these properties, we prefer glass ionomer filling and bonding products for teeth that have become sensitive due to caries, teeth that need mineral support, and sensitive teeth that have been abraded for prosthetic procedures.

Nowadays, glass ionomer ingredients are added to the content of aesthetic filling and bonding materials in certain ratios to optimize these materials. While filling materials containing glass ionomers are frequently preferred in pediatric dentistry, glass ionomer-enriched adhesives are used to cement classical crown-bridge prostheses to the teeth in a more robust and non-sensitive manner.

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Maxillofacial Surgeon Erdem Kaya

Maxillofacial Surgeon


DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya was born in Ankara in 1980. After completing his secondary and high school education in Ankara, he was entitled to get into Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry.

DDS PhD. Erdem Kaya successfully graduated from Gazi University in 2004 and started his doctoral education at Ege University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery in the same year.

He successfully completed his doctoral education with the thesis topic “Clinical and Radiological Investigation of Two Different Surface Properties of Dental Implants in Conventional and Immediatric Loading” in 2010.



DDS Tulay Kaya was born in Bulgaria in 1984. She completed her secondary and high school education in Izmir and graduated from Ege University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. Her graduation thesis topic was “The Place and Importance of Bisphosphonates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and she continued her university education at Universidade Do Porto in Portugal.

She speaks English fluently. Tulay Kaya, who is fluent in English, continued to provide private clinic services in Kuşadası between 2008 and 2012 within the Private Lotus Dental Clinic, which she established with Dr. Erdem Kaya in 2012.

DDS. Tulay Kaya, mainly carries out aesthetic dentistry applications in the clinic, also serves her patients with general dentistry applications. DDS. Tulay Kaya continues to offer dental treatments in renewed Lotus Dental clinic with the participation of Pedodontist DDS PhD. Gülcan Şahin to the team as of 2017.

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