International Journal of Dental Materials <p align="justify"><strong>Focus and Scope: </strong>International Journal of Dental Materials welcomes editorial queries, original studies, evidence-based research works and practical innovations, reviews, case reports and concise communications. This journal intends to knowledge transfer and spread verified information from valuable researchers to all fellow dental fraternity. Manuscripts showcasing studies on dental biomaterial properties, performance, induced host response, immunology and toxicology will attain the highest priority for publication. Documentation emphasising advancing dental technology, innovations in dental materials design and their clinical viability succeeds the hierarchy of publishing preference.</p> en-US <p>This work is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> (Dr. Rama Krishna Alla) (Dr. Rama Krishna Alla) Sat, 31 Dec 2022 11:15:25 +0000 OJS 60 Solubility of glass ionomer cement in various acidic beverages at different time intervals: an in vitro study <p><strong>Background:</strong> Glass Ionomer is a widely used cement in dentistry for luting and restoration purposes. This cement leaches a large amount of fluoride ions leading to an increase in the early solubility and disintegration in the oral fluids. The solubility of the cement is further aggravated when it is exposed to an acidic medium.</p> <p><strong>Aim: </strong>This study aimed to evaluate the solubility of glass ionomer cement (GIC) in various acidic beverages at different time intervals.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> Four commercially available beverages and distilled water was used as immersion media. The pH of the beverages was measured using a digital pH meter. Glass ionomer cement discs were prepared and immersed in beverages for 1 day, 24 hours and 7 days. After completing the immersion time in each beverage for a specific period, the specimens were retrieved and weighed. The solubility was calculated by subtracting the weight at the specific immersion period from the initial weight of the specimen. </p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Immersion in distilled water demonstrated less solubility compared to immersion in acidic beverages. Among the acidic beverages, GIC immersed in MAAZA showed the maximum solubility compared to the other beverages. One-Way ANOVA displayed a significant difference (<em>p</em>=0.000) among the beverages at different time intervals.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> This study found that the GIC immersed in fruit juices with preservatives showed more solubility at all time intervals compared to the immersion in carbonated drinks.</p> Jaiswal Smritti, Pusarapu Kusumitha, Rama Krishna Alla, Vineeth Guduri, AV Ramaraju, Suresh Sajjan MC Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Dental Materials Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Aesthetic and Functional Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a Patient Using Extra Coronal Attachments: a case report <p>Achieving aesthetic and functional requirements in full mouth rehabilitation using combined fixed and removable dentures is difficult. Strategic diagnosis and treatment planning are required to overcome this challenge. Numerous conventional and cutting-edge treatments can result in successful restorations. One such method of treatment is precision attachment retained partial dentures. Selecting strategic abutments is key to the success of the partial denture. This case report describes full-mouth rehabilitation of maxillary and mandibular arches using fixed and attachment retained cast partial dentures.</p> Sunil Rayavarapu, N.V. Teja Varma, Anil Budumuru, Prem Sagar Yekula, Anand Chinta, Kalyan Murru Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Dental Materials Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Prosthodontic rehabilitation of a mucormycosis patient: a case report <p>Maxillofacial defects can result from congenital disabilities, cancer surgery, trauma, infection, or disease. Facial deformities can affect how a person looks, feels about themselves, and interacts with others. It can significantly impair phonetics, mastication, and deglutition and cause facial deformation. Maxillectomy due to mucormycosis is one such maxillofacial defect and it becomes essential to rehabilitate these cases with modified techniques based on the extension of intraoral defect, the severity, the degree of resection, the type of mucormycosis, the stability of lesions over time, the presence of contiguous disease, the accessibility of dental and prosthetic resources, and patient expectations. The prosthetic reconstruction with a maxillofacial prosthesis can restore function and appearance, comfort, and quality of life. The prosthesis should be simple to handle, easy to maintain, biocompatible, light in weight, and convenient for future adjustments. The maxillofacial surgeon, oncologist, and reconstructive dentist should work together to develop a treatment plan based on these considerations. This case report provides the current treatment options for these patients and rehabilitation of the defect. It also discusses the issues that need to be addressed during the planning of prosthetic treatment and highlights some challenges the clinicians face in providing prosthetic treatment for mucormycosis patients.</p> Chinta Anand, Suresh Sajjan MC, D Bheemalingeswara Rao, Satyanarayana Raju Mantena, PV Rajesh Kumar, Bharth Kondaveethi Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Dental Materials Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 A review on acceptability of denture polymers having gold and silver nanoparticles <p>In dentistry, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is commonly used as a base material for dentures. PMMA has been widely used in a range of dental applications because of its specific features, including its low density, aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, ease of manipulation, and flexible physical and mechanical characteristics. Despite having many advantageous qualities, it has a lot of cons like weak flexural strength, poor wear resistance, polymerization shrinkage, and poor durability etc., The emergence of nanotechnology has allowed for the improvement of the aforementioned drawbacks through the use of different nanoparticles. Silver nanoparticles have been used in dentistry due to their antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. They also enhance the mechanical properties of materials leading to improved outcomes. Gold nanoparticles are available in different sizes and concentrations to exhibit their beneficial outcomes. This review aimed to discuss the properties of silver and gold nanoparticles, their form of incorporation, benefits, acceptance and their clinical significance when added with denture polymers.</p> M. A. Eswaran, Ponsekar Abraham A, A. Afritha , S. Lubnaz, Suprabha Rathee, T Ranjani Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Dental Materials Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000 An overview of advances in glass ionomer cements <p>Glass-ionomer dental cements (GICs) are aesthetic direct restorative materials with anticariogenic activity. Glass-ionomers are composed of alumino-silicate glass powder and poly acrylic acid liquid. The significant characteristics of GICs among restorative materials are their ability to bond to moist tooth structure without any pre-treatment and to provide a prolonged period of fluoride release, which prevents subsequent tooth decay (caries). These characteristics, along with the materials' acceptable aesthetics and biocompatibility, make them popular and desirable for use in medical and dental applications. However, GICs exhibit poor mechanical qualities and moisture sensitivity. To improve their mechanical and physical qualities, the GIC powders have undergone extensive formulation and modification. This paper provides an overview of various fillers used to enhance the mechanical and physical properties of GICs.</p> Udaya Sri Naga Gayatri Saridena, Gnana Siva Sai Jayalaksmi Sanka, Rama Krishna Alla, Alluri Venkata Ramaraju, Suresh Sajjan MC, Satyanarayana Raju Mantena Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Dental Materials Sat, 31 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000