Users' questions

What instrument does the DR use to pack the amalgam into the restoration with?

What instrument does the DR use to pack the amalgam into the restoration with?

The amalgam condenser, also known as a plugger, is used to condense (pack down) freshly placed amalgam into the preparation. burnisher is an instrument with a smooth working end.

What you need for amalgam filling?

When placing dental amalgam, the dentist first drills the tooth to remove the decay and then shapes the tooth cavity for placement of the amalgam filling. Next, under appropriate safety conditions, the dentist mixes the encapsulated powdered alloy with the liquid mercury to form an amalgam putty.

Which instrument is used by dentist?

Dental probe Although they can look scary, they are used to explore the mouth and make sure everything is in order. A sickle probe is used to locate any cavities and other oral issues, while a periodontal probe is used to measure the periodontal pockets and identify any problems, such as gum recession.

What variations of each of the instruments are available for amalgam?

Amalgam Restorative Instruments

  • Amalgam Carrier. Function.
  • Condenser (Plugger)—Smooth and Serrated. Functions.
  • Interproximal Condenser. Functions.
  • Liner Applicator. Function.
  • Burnishers—Football, Ball, and Acorn. Functions.
  • T-Ball Burnisher. Functions.
  • Beavertail Burnisher. Functions.

What Colour are fillings?

If you need a filling for one of your front teeth, your dentist may suggest a tooth-coloured (white) filling. Fillings available on the NHS can be made of: amalgam (silver-coloured) – a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin and copper. composite (tooth-coloured) – made of resin and glass mixture.

How do you fill a front tooth?

For a filling, the dentist drills a hole right at the site of the cavity. For a veneer, he or she etches away a large portion of the enamel across the entire front surface of the tooth, then cements on the veneer. If the decay is widespread, the patient might need a crown to cover the entire tooth.

What is amalgam condenser?

In dentistry, a tool to compress amalgam into a cavity preparation.