zinc oxide and eugenol


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zinc ox·ide and eu·ge·nol

used as a base material beneath metallic dental restorations and as a temporary filling material or impression material; setting and hardening result from complex reactions between the powder and the eugenol.

zinc oxide and eugenol (ZOE)

a sedative dental cement composed primarily of zinc salts, eugenol (oil of cloves) and rosin, used chiefly in temporary tooth fillings. It has low relative strength and abrasion resistance, but its nearly neutral pH causes minimal irritation to dental pulp. It is intended as a sedative dressing until pain subsides and a more permanent filling can be inserted. Also called zinc oxide eugenol dental cement. See temporary filling.

zinc ox·ide and eu·ge·nol

(zingk oksīd yūjĕ-nol)
Used as a base material beneath metallic dental restorations and as a temporary filling material or impression material; setting and hardening result from complex reactions between the powder and the eugenol.

zinc ox·ide and eu·ge·nol

(zingk oksīd yūjĕ-nol)
Compound used as a base material beneath metallic dental restorations and as a temporary filling material or impression material; setting and hardening result from complex reactions between the two ingredients.