GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA
- “Excellent finishing and esthetics for a glass ionomer!”
- “I enjoyed the versatility of its use. Time and time again I looked for different ways to incorporate this product into daily use.”
- “I would really prefer more material in each capsule, especially when building up a core.”
GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA is a conventional glass ionomer restorative that chemically bonds to both enamel and dentin. The Extra designation refers to enhancements in setting time, fluoride release, strength, and translucency. The material has a high fluoride release, non-etch surface preparation, and biocompatibility. The introductory kit comes with 10 unit-dose capsules each of shades A2, A3, A3.5, B1, and B3; cavity conditioner; capsule activator/applier gun; and GC Fuji Coat LC light-cured protective coating. Shades A1, B2, and C4 are also available. The capsules are protected by individual foil envelopes; storage in a cool, dark place is recommended. The working time for GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA is 1.25 minutes from the start of the mix. Finishing can begin approximately 2.5 minutes after the start of mixing. It is recommended that GC Fuji Coat LC be placed immediately after placement and then again after finishing and polishing. This step is recommended to prevent dehydration during the setting of GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA and to have a post-polish protective layer present during the final maturation of the chemical reaction. Twenty-nine consultants evaluated GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA in over 450 restorations. This product received a 93% clinical rating.