dental amalgam


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Synonyms for dental amalgam

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

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Biocompatibility of Dental Amalgams," Int J Dent, Vol.
The aim of the present investigation is to study the effect of (ZrO2) addition on properties of high copper dental amalgam like (thermal conductivity, compressive strength, creep, and hardness and corrosion resistance)
Dental amalgam has been the go-to dental filling material for more than 150 years, because it's affordable and durable.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2005), dental amalgam is a greatest non-industrial anthropogenic emission source of Hg to the environment.
Zaigham Abbas, Deputy Director (Chemical),Ministry of Climate Change informed the participants about the toxicity of mercury in products such as dental amalgam, skin whitening creams, light bulbs etc in our country.
Evidence supporting a link between dental amalgams and chronic illness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
He added and giving suggestion that the use of dental amalgam for dental health be banned for children under the age of twelve years and pregnant woman, adding that to protect dental professional students and patients from mercury exposure there is a dire need for an immediate review and revision of current curriculum offered for BDS at dental teaching institutions in the country.
Mercury emitted from dental amalgam badly affects human beings aquatic and terrestrial animals microorganisms plants and the entire environment said Dr.
The ASDS remained the only national dental organization from 1840 to 1856, when controversy over the use of dental amalgam led to its demise.
Supported by a new report, several organisations have called for an early ban on dental amalgam
After a long silence on the question, the European Commission has just re-opened the debate on dental amalgam (better known as fillings).
It is the only dental material known for marginal-sealing capacity due to the corrosion products released from dental amalgam restorations (19,22,28).
A common test used to check for mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings may significantly overestimate the amount of the toxic metal released from fillings, a recent study found.
Exposure to Hg from dental amalgam is more commonly measured through analysis of urinary inorganic Hg levels; however, the CHMS results indicate that blood THg levels are also positively correlated with dental amalgam, even after controlling for fish and shellfish consumption.
Dental amalgam has been the material of choice for restoring posterior teeth since its introduction more than 150 years ago in the practice of dentistry.