Zinc oxide and eugenol:

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Wednesday 2 July 2008 with 0 comments



Composition:

-powder: ZnO

-liquid: eugenol and orthoethoxybenzoic acid

2 advantages of ZOE:

  1. biocompatible with pulp

  2. increased working time

4 disadvantages of ZOE:

  1. low strength

  2. washout

  3. experiences viscoelastic deformation

  4. it’s exothermic

Category: Dental Materials Notes

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