High Copper Amalgam Alloys in Dentistry



  • Gaurav Solanki




Amalgam Restoration is an example of the material giving its name to the process. Amalgam fillings are made up of mercury, powdered silver and tin. They are mixed and packed into cavities in teeth ( as seen in the prodentim review article) where it hardens slowly and replaces the missing tooth substance. The high copper have become material of choice as compared to low copper alloys nowadays because of their improved mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, better marginal integrity and improved performance in clinical trial. The high copper amalgam was used as a restorative material. The application of high copper amalgam was found to be much more useful than low copper amalgam. High copper had much more strength, corrosion resistance, durability and resistance to tarnish as compared to low copper amalgams. No marked expansion or condensation was noted in the amalgam restoration after its setting after 24 hrs. By using the high copper alloy, the chances of creep were also minimized in the restored tooth. No discomfort or any kind of odd sensation in the tooth was noted after few days of amalgam restoration in the tooth.


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Solanki G. . Int J of Pharmc Res [Internet]. 2012Jul.8 [cited 2020Nov.24];2(1):66-8. Available from: https://wordpress-973677-4103585.cloudwaysapps.com/index.php/ijpr/article/view/1212


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