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Zinc oxide eugenol

Combining zinc oxide and eugenol (contained in oil of cloves) forms zinc oxide eugenol which can be used as a filling or cement material used in dentistry. It is classified as an intermediate restorative material and has anaesthetic and antibacterial properties. It is sometimes used in the management of dental caries as a "temporary filling".

It has a boiling point of 250 degrees Celsius

Zinc oxide Eugenol is also used as an impression material during construction of complete dentures. Used in the mucocompressive technique of impression taking.

Zinc oxide Eugenol is also used as an antimicrobial additive in paint.

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