Methods of Filling Teeth

Methods of Filling Teeth

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: had the action ofa foot-plugger, or ofa point. Such a plugger is shown in Fig. 84, and is most useful. What I am advising against is a broad, flat, and unusually long foot-plugger. This con ' denses so much surface at once that thorough cohesion is FIG. 84 doubtfully, if ever, obtained. One more essential point: In packing any filling I make it my rule that, from the very initial pieces, the shape of the cavity must b'e such that I can use the mallet, without needing another tool to hold the gold steady. This is the rule: exceptions exist, but are very rare. Applied to contourfillings, the rule must have absolutely no exceptions. Every piece of gold as it is added, must produce a filling, as far as the work has progressed, to dislodge which would require the engine drill. I-Iow this may be attained in specified cases, and in cavities offering special difficulty, will be discussed later. I merely call attention here to the fact that, in contouring, this rule must hold complete sway. If at any time it is found that the filling will tip, or move in the slightest, the operator may as well remove his gold and reshape his cavity. To emphasize this point, I will relate a case which occurred early in my career. I was asked by a dentist, whose experience and FIo.85 skill were much respected by myself, to be at his: office one afternoon to assist him in placing a large contour filling. He wished me to mallet and pass the gold. I did so. The tooth was a central incisor, and the cavity as he prepared it is shown in Fig. 85. WWW." It is seen that the cutting-edge is absent. The opera"-Vii ""'"""' "l tor had prepared a cavity retentive in shape, merely because with a wheel-bur he had...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697171X
  • 9781236971715