A good dental repair cement is one that restores the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. Dental repair cements may either be temporary or permanent and cater to individual aesthetic demands, as stated by Dental Aegis.
Tooth-colored glass ionomer cement is used for temporary restorations, and it restores eroded areas of the anterior teeth, bonds with dental hard tissues and prolongs fluoride release. Resin-modified glass ionomers, resin cements and ceramic fused with metal are used for permanent restorations. Given the absence of a universal dental cement for restorations, the characteristics of the indirect restoration and tooth preparation determine the best dental cement, says Dental Aegis.