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Dental amalgam

  • Durable
  • High compressive strength
  • Insoluble in the  fluids of mouth
  • Adaptability to walls of preparation
  • Least time consuming to place
  • Ability to corrode-à decreased  microleakage
  • Ability to take polish


  • Silver:
  • Increases strength
  • Increase setting expansion
  • Decreases flow
  • Improves color
  • Setting time decreased
  • Resist tarnish and corrosion

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