in permanent teeth have been the most common operative dentistry procedure in the United States.
As a whole, the fracture strength in pulpotomized primary molar teeth with amalgam restorations
was high (more than maximum bite force in primary teeth), even in extensive 3-surface ones.
A two-year clinical study of light-cured composite and amalgam restorations
in primary molars.
Failure rate of high-viscosity GIC based ART compared to that of conventional amalgam restorations
- evidence from a systematic review update.
Fourth, instead of using total amalgam surfaces, a more refined and potentially more accurate surrogate for personal exposure to elemental mercury, we used the total number of amalgam restorations
Some studies conducted in the early 1990s appeared to link amalgam restorations
to severe psychiatric, neurological, and immunological effects.
As with the original Gluma Desensitizer, Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel is intended for use as pretreatment to priming and bonding in direct composite restorations and as pretreatment prior to placing compomer or amalgam restorations
SB 1602 also expanded the scope of dental assistant duties to include placing, carving and finishing amalgam restorations
upon the completion of an approved course and certification by the Department.
One of the conclusions in its final report, released December 2004, addressed evidence that mercury vapor from amalgam filings is absorbed by the human body: "Numerous studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between the number of dental amalgam restorations
or surfaces and urine mercury concentrations in non-occupationally exposed individuals.
Minnesota presented a bill in the 2007-2008 legislative session requiring the removal of amalgam restorations
prior to the cremation process.
Numerous studies have described the relationship between mercury exposure from dental amalgam restorations
and its corresponding excretion in the urine of adults (Begerow et al.
Studies have failed to find any link between amalgam restorations
and any medical disorder," the association says.
Children were eligible if they were 6-10 years of age, fluent in English, had no known prior or existing amalgam restorations
, had two or more posterior teeth with dental caries, and did not have a physician-diagnosed psychological, behavioral, neurological, immunosuppressive, or renal disorder (Children's Amalgam Trial Study Group 2003).
In a sample of healthy working adults, mercury exposure derived from dental amalgam restorations
was not associated with any detectable deficits in cognitive or fine motor functioning.
This is a contemporary study of the effects on intelligence (using the IQ test) and renal glomerular function of amalgam restorations
compared to composite resin.