dental amalgam

  1. 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
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How To Use dental amalgam In A Sentence

  • We're not contraindicating dental amalgam in any patient group , " Runner noted during the news conference.
  • Hyperpigmentation in the buccal cavity may be due to racial origin or caused by dental amalgam, drugs, using tobacco or betel, naevi, or, rarely, melanoma
  • The dangerous poison is showing up everywhere: not just in smokestacks, lakes and oceans, fish, dental amalgams and vaccines, but also in Arctic sunrises, wildfire smoke, landfill emissions and homes.
  • Mercury is used in the manufacture of skin medicine, dental amalgam, plastics, cathartics, paints, fungicides, cosmetics, and scientific instruments.
  • Another use of silver alloys is in dental amalgams.
  • In a recent FDA Consumer Update, the agency reiterated that dental amalgams used in dental restorations are not harmful to patients.
  • Frozen tissue was ground to a fine powder using a dental amalgam mixer, employing a liquid N 2 chilled copper/plastic capsule containing three steel ball bearings.
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