Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Compomers: A Review of Literature

Neelam Mittal1 and Supriya Gupta2*

1Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Junior Resident, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Supriya Gupta, Junior Resident, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: March 15, 2021; Published: May 17, 2021


Polyacid-modified composite resins are a class of composite material used in dental repair. Similar to conventional composite materials, compomers also have two distinct phases. These phases are different in form and chemical composition and are mutually insoluble in each other. They are combined to form a mixture that has superior mechanical properties to those of the individual phases. This term is derived from the words composite (‘comp-’) and glass-ionomer (‘-omer’). Compomers have bifunctional monomer, which reacts with the pendant methacrylate groups of other monomers. These also react with the cations liberated by the glass particles. Different kinds of products are available for compomers. The purpose of this paper is to describe their specificities and to compare their different properties like mechanical property, water uptake and fluoride release.

Keywords: Bifunctional Monomer; Compomers; Fluoride Release; Glass-Ionomer Cements; Mechanical Strength


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Citation: Neelam Mittal and Supriya Gupta. “Compomers: A Review of Literature”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.6 (2021): 53-56.


Copyright: © 2021 Neelam Mittal and Supriya Gupta. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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