The Dental Register Volume 23

The Dental Register Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...agent which puts to trial the fearful issue of life or death. I would like Prof. Watt or Cutler to inform us if, in the combination of nitrous oxyd gas and chloroform vapor, the mixture is mechanical or chemical.----5'I CONTOUR FILLINGS-WHEN Arih THEY IN-DICATED? BY ll. L. SAGE, BRIDGEPoRT, CoNN. Although some diversity of opinion may exist relative to the when and where, in considering the indications of contour filling, I trust no apology is necessary for presenting a brief resume' of the cases in which such indications exist. In coming to a conclusion much judgment may be required in what may, at first sight, appear a plain case. Whether or not we are, in some cases, to shock the good taste of natureworshipers, in order to avoid a greater and more serious calamity. The aim in the construction of the artificial seems to be to counterfeit nature so closely as to place its false character beyond detection, at least by the more casual glance of the eye. Hence, the objection that obtains in the minds of many to any thing that falls short of such a standard, and hence the objections to contour fillings. Health, comfort and permanent good are often sacrificed to this false pride; so much so, that many prefer to lose thes. valuable and useful organs, the teeth, in order that they may be replaced by artificial substitutes in full, that do not show to the unskilled eye their true character, rather than to have a portion of the lost; structure replaced in a more useful and enduring way, because it shows an infringement of the pleas ing in nature. Do these patients ever consider what they would be if deprived of their gold and porcelain? "Between two evils choose the least," though the greater may not be so apparent as it...
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763696
  • 9781236763693