Amalgam Restorative Materials
Admix High-Copper Dental Amalgam
Silver, copper, tin, and liquid mercury
Tofflemire, matrix band, and wedge (if restoration is a class II)
Activate amalgam restorative material capsule by squeezing the two ends of capsule together, if indicated by manufacturer.
Place capsule in amalgamator and triturate for the time indicated in manufacturer’s instructions.
Dry area where restoration is to be placed, and maintain isolation.
Place mixed amalgam in amalgam well.
Load amalgam carrier with mixed amalgam and carry amalgam to prepared tooth structure.
Place material into prepared tooth structure.
Using a condenser, press and condense amalgam into prepared tooth structure.
Continue to load prepared tooth with amalgam while condensing the material into prepared tooth structure.
When prepared tooth structure has been overfilled with amalgam and all the material has been condensed or packed into the prepared tooth structure, begin carving and shaping of restoration.
Burnish the outer surface of restoration with a football or ball burnisher.
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