dental amalgam


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Noun1.dental amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teethdental amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
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The ban means that the use of dental amalgam in fillings is not permitted and products containing mercury may no longer be released on the Swedish market.
served clinically as arrested caries (dental scar tissue) As regulators are winding down the global use of dental amalgam, manufacturer's are searching for an alternative material that provides the same level of forgiveness and predictability of service plus the biomimetic properties that prevent the onset of furC.
Comments on Prenatal exposure to dental amalgam and pregnancy outcome' Community Dent Oral Epidemiol.
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.
We are particularly concerned that mercury, a neurotoxin, is being emitted into the atmosphere from the dental amalgam of deceased persons being cremated,' she added.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Climate Change convened a meeting of relevant stakeholders on 27th June, 2016 in the Ministry of Climate Change to discuss the option for restriction on use of mercury in dental amalgam for pregnant women and children under 12 year.
Toxic metal exposure from dental amalgam fillings may contribute to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia in some people, according to a 2014 review led by Janet K.
It covers nomenclature and classification of lesions and cavities, general principles of cavity preparation, instruments and materials, isolation of the operatory field, adhesion to dental tissues, composite resin, polymerization of composites, light, color, and characterization of restorations, dental amalgam, direct composite restorations, direct restorations using amalgam, and indirect restorations like root posts, veneers, and crowns.
The theme of the program was "Mercury Dental Amalgam use in KPKEnvironmental & Health Impacts", on the occasion Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Director General Bashir Khan said that the mercury toxic is a big threat to the environment and mostly common people including doctors were not aware from it that how they were vulnerable to the toxic of mercury.
Standards to help cut discharges of dental amalgam into the environment have been proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act.