amalgam

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Synonyms for amalgam

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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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The bonded amalgam needs to be evaluated and compared with conventional amalgam in respect of marginal integrity.
It was concluded that there was no difference in marginal break down of conventional and bonded amalgam fillings and it was suggested that their use in traditional amalgam cavity preparations should not be recommended until proven clinical benefits have been demonstrated.
The bonded amalgam is one of the latest developments in amalgam restorations and needs to be evaluated and compared with conventional amalgam in respect of marginal integrity.
To improve the mechanical retention and ultimately the marginal breakdown and fracture resistance a new bonding amalgam has been introduced.13 There are various evidences from vitro studies that bonding amalgams has improved retention, tooth reinforcement and decrease marginal microleakage.14 Studies done to investigate stiffness of restored teeth with bonded amalgam versus traditional amalgam reveals that teeth restored with bonded amalgam recovered their original stiffness.15 Detachment of bonded amalgam restoration without undercuts was tested against the restoration with undercuts and it was concluded that bonded amalgam restoration has higher resistance to dislodgment than restoration with undercuts.16
When filling cavities, some dentists advocate bonded amalgams over non-bonded amalgams, what you'd call composite and metal fillings.