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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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amalgam

Dental amalgam Dentistry A silver-copper-tin alloy with varying amounts of mercury to fill carious teeth. See Biological dentistry, Cremation, Fluoridation, Mercury.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Amalgam

A mixture (alloy) of silver and several other metals, used by dentists to make fillings for cavities.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Similarly, the percentages of exposed teeth requiring restorations in bonded amalgam group were 1st Molar (35%), 2nd molar (55%), 3rd molar (5%) and 2nd premolar (5%).
No differences were observed in surface discoloration between conventional and bonded amalgam at 3 months and 6 months recall with p-values of 0.965 and 0.854 respectively.
The hypothesis is there is a difference in marginal breakdown of conventional amalgam and bonded amalgam restorations, however the results of the study refuted the hypothesis and showed that there was no difference in marginal breakdown of conventional and bonded amalgam restorations.