GC Fuji IX ART
GC Fuji IX ART
High strength glass ionomer cement for atraumatic restorative treatment (ART)
What Is The Art Technique?
The Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (A.R.T.) is a procedure based on excavating carious cavities in teeth using hand instruments only and restoring them with an adhesive filling material (glass ionomer). This procedure was originally developed because millions of people in less industrialized countries and special groups like refugees and people living in deprived communities are unable to obtain dental care. Their teeth generally decay until removal is required. These people have not benefited from the developments that have brought about improved oral health in the industrialized world. The absence of electricity and the traditional idea that restorative dental care requires electrically driven equipment are the main reasons underlying this situation. In contrast the A.R.T. approach enables treatment of cavities in teeth of people residing in areas where electricity is not available, or where the community cannot afford expensive dental equipment.
The A.R.T. technique provides the oral health worker with a tool that supports the concept "Teeth for Life". Removing carious tooth tissue with hand instruments alone and restoring the cavity with glass ionomer will conserve as much tooth structure as possible and prevent further decay.
The two main principles of ART are:
The reasons for using hand instruments rather than electric driven handpieces are:
GC Fuji IX ART 1-1 (10g Powder, 6g Liquid, 2 x 2g COCOA BUTTER)