Definition of Dental amalgam

1. Noun. An alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams.

Exact synonyms: Amalgam
Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal

Medical Definition of Dental amalgam

1. An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc. Chemical name: Dental materials and fillings, amalgams (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Amalgam

density dependent inhibition of growth
density gradient
density gradient centrifugation
density of light
dent corn
dental abscess
dental abutments
dental alloys
dental alveoli
dental alveolus
dental amalgam (current term)
dental anaesthesia
dental anatomy
dental ankylosis
dental anxiety
dental apparatus
dental appliance
dental arch
dental articulation
dental articulators
dental auxiliary
dental biomechanics
dental biophysics
dental branches

Literary usage of Dental amalgam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Dental Metallurgy: A Text and Reference Book for Students and by Joseph Dupuy Hodgen, Guy Stillman Millberry (1918)
"FORMATION OF DENTAL-AMALGAM ALLOYS.— The directions for the preparation of alloys in general are equally applicable to the preparation of these special ones ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"The possible relationship between mercury from dental amalgam and diseases. ... Side-effects: mercury contribution to body burden from dental amalgam. ..."

3. Dental Metallurgy, for the Use of Dental Students and Practitioners by Ewing Paul Brady (1917)
"In the preparation of dental amalgam alloy every precaution is taken to have this product free from contaminations, and painstaking tests are made to render ..."

4. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1888)
"In making a dental amalgam, use always pore- mercury, bought from a trustworthy dealer, who Knows that the article is pure. The use of impure mercury must ..."

5. Cincinnati Medical and Dental Journal (1887)
"In making a dental amalgam, use always pure mercury, bought from a trustworthy dealer, who knows that the article is pure. The use of impure mercury must ..."

6. Dental Formulary: A Practical Guide for the Preparation of Chemical and by Hermann Prinz (1911)
"THE MANUFACTURE OF dental amalgam ALLOYS. (NK Garhart.) The metal formulas of all dental amalgam alloys that are usually found on the market are composed of ..."

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