Analyses of marginal seals in aged amalgam restorations using extraction replicas

Date
1984
Authors
Grossman, E. S.
Witcomb, M. J.
Jodaikin, A
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Abstract
Since dental amalgam does not bond chemically to tooth structure, a microcrevice is present at the amalgam/tooth interface of a freshly placed restoration. This gap is of sufficient width to allow fluids and microorganisms to pass along the cavity walls and thereby facilitating the recurrence of dental caries, which accounts for the majority of amalgam restoration replacements.
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MRC/University of the Witwatersrand, Dental Research Institute, Johannesburg Electron Microscope Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Keywords
Dental Amalgam , Occlusal Adjustment , Tooth Wear
Citation
Grossman, E. S., Witcomb, M. J.and Jodaikin, A.,1984. Analyses of marginal seals in aged amalgam restorations using extraction replicas. Elektronmikroskopieveriniging van Suidelike Afrika. 4: 103-104
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