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Carvers, Dental, Amalgam

Definition : Dental carvers designed to shape or cut amalgam restorations in tooth to approximate the original tooth structure. These carvers are typically slender single- or doubled-ended, handheld, manual instruments with sharp cutting edges. Dedicated amalgam carvers are available for carving amalgam restorations on specific tooth surfaces (e.g., restorations located in the proximal and occlusal dental surfaces). They are used after the amalgam is condensed into the tooth cavity. Some carvers are double-ended instruments with different designs at each end and can be used to carve other substances (e.g., dental wax, carious dentin) in addition to dental amalgam.

Entry Terms : "Dental Amalgam Carvers" , "Carvers, Dental Amalgam" , "Amalgam Carvers"

UMDC code : 16426

   

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