Journal of the British Dental Association Volume 10

Journal of the British Dental Association Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...is really a great disadvantage. This disadvantage is all the more apparent when the mineral is exposed to the requisite heat to thoroughly vitrify the material, as the contraction is thereby greater. I believe also that it will be found that no process which involves the use of soft platinum will be found to give a sufficiently rigid facing to bear the ordinary strain to which it will be subjected. For these reasons, therefore, I believe that Mr. Cumming's process, unless modified and improved, will not be found reliable and satisfactory. It has often been stated as an objection to continuous gum work, that it is impossible to use gold plate in connection with it. I do not think the time will ever come when mineral gum can be fused upon gold; but I have the pleasure to show a case where the two are combined, without the use of vulcanite, and I venture to express the belief that in the future, by the adoption of similar means, these two beautiful materials may be found in successful combination, to the delight not only of the patient but of the dentist; for to the true dentist, animated by no mere sordid spirit, what true enjoyment comes to him in the execution of work which exhibits the happy combination of beauty and utility. Objection to continuous gum work is sometimes expressed on the score of the expense and trouble involved, and although there is some force in these objections, I think it will be found that work of this kind will always command, as it should, a satisfactory remuneration. The difficulties also inseparable from novel and unusual work will become less as the dentist becomes familiar with the processes involved, for although continuous gum work may not successfully be undertaken by a work-room apprentice of the ripe experience...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673867
  • 9781236673862