amalgam

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Synonyms for amalgam

Synonyms for amalgam

an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

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a combination or blend of diverse things

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On July 28, 2009, the FDA issued a final rule that reclassified dental mercury from a class I device to class II, classified dental amalgam as a class II device, and designated special controls for dental amalgam, mercury and amalgam alloy.
Simmons suggested mixing amalgam alloy powders in to the cements and developed this system clinically under the name "Miracle mix".
However, their strength is still insufficient to replace amalgam alloys and their use should be confined to low stress--bearing cavity preparations.
Contract awarded for acquisition amalgam alloy silver, mercury tridistilled for dental use.
A 14-year clinical assessment of 12 amalgam alloys.