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amalgam

 [ah-mal´gam]
an alloy of mercury with other metals; used in dental restorations.
 Varnish, liner, and base applications for use with dental amalgam that is not bonded to the cavity preparation walls. E, enamel; D, dentin. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.

a·mal·gam

(ă-mal'gam),
An alloy of an element or a metal with mercury. In dentistry, primarily of two types: silver-tin alloy, containing small amounts of copper, zinc and perhaps other metal;, and a second type containing more copper (12%-30% by weight); amalgams are used in restoring teeth and making dies.
[G. malagma, a soft mass]

amalgam

(ə-măl′gəm)
n.
Any of various alloys of mercury with other metals, especially:
a. An alloy of mercury and silver used in dental fillings.
b. An alloy of mercury and tin used in silvering mirrors.

amalgam

Dental amalgam Dentistry A silver-copper-tin alloy with varying amounts of mercury to fill carious teeth. See Biological dentistry, Cremation, Fluoridation, Mercury.

a·mal·gam

(ă-mal'găm)
An alloy of an element or a metal with mercury. In dentistry, primarily of two types: silver-tin alloy, containing small amounts of copper, zinc, and perhaps other metals, and a second type containing more copper (12-30% by weight); they are used in restoring teeth.
[G. malagma, a soft mass]

amalgam

A dental material consisting of powdered mercury, silver and tin which, when mixed, may be forced into a drilled and cleaned cavity in a tooth where it hardens within a few minutes. Surprisingly, in spite of occasional expressed concern, amalgam does not seem to present the risk of mercury poisoning.

Amalgam

A mixture (alloy) of silver and several other metals, used by dentists to make fillings for cavities.
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a·mal·gam

(ă-mal'găm)
An alloy of an element or a metal with mercury. In dentistry, primarily of two types: silver-tin alloy, containing small amounts of copper, zinc, and perhaps other metal, and a second type containing more copper (12-30% by weight); amalgams are used in restoring teeth and making dies.
Synonym(s): amalgam alloy, dental amalgam alloy.
[G. malagma, a soft mass]
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Galvanic shock - a gold filling placed immediately next to a silver amalgam filling may cause a sharp pain (galvanic shock) to occur.
The multiple logistic regression was used for verifying whether the number of amalgam dental fillings was a predictor of RLS independently of age and gender and whether the presence of RLS was predictor of EuroQol 5D dimensions independently of age and gender.
The SDPI has lauded the government's decision, adding that it hopes the use of the mercury dental amalgam will end not just for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women but also for the general public in order to safeguard their health.
"Dental amalgam has been in use for over 150 years and its safety and reliability has been well researched."
Success lies in finding a solution and banning the use of mercury dental amalgams. Most recently, Mauritius advised its dentists to stop amalgam use in children and the EU is banning amalgam use for children under 15, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers starting 1st July 2018.
The purpose of this research is to show where the majority of patient care time is spent by a restorative Army dentist on either the initial placement or replacement of failed restorations, and how the size, location, caries risk, and material used (amalgam or composite) affects replacement rates.
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Dental amalgam is described as a metallic alloy created by a chemical reaction between mercury and an alloy in a form of powder that contains silver, copper, tin, zinc, etc.
Some countries, such as Norway and Sweden, have responded to the growing body of scientific research on mercury amalgam toxicity by banning amalgam use.
Composite shows lower wear resistance than amalgam and not the material of choice for patients with heavy occlusion, bruxism and large occlusal coverage (24,25).
The alloys for dental amalgams used before the 1960s were mainly based on the 'balanced' composition developed by G.V.
Occupational exposure to mercury from amalgams during pregnancy.