Plastics and Plastic Filling; As Pertaining to the Filling of All Cavities of Decay in Teeth Below Medium in Structure, and to Difficult and Inaccessible Cavities in Teeth of All Grades of Structure
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...too strong; for, by this doctrine of subordination of this valuable material, by this teaching that in its requirement of little skill, and in its glorious attribute of easy working, it lowered its manipulator and degraded dentistry, thousands of dentists have been restrained from using it when it would have been the very best thing known for the requirements, and have been stimulated to the employment of gold in cases where it has constantly exhibited the most signal lines of failure even when worked by the few who were dignified by the ranking of "eminently skilful." Tens of thousands of cavities have been thus filled at fearful expenditure of time, suffering, and expense, which ought to have been quickly, comfortably, and economically filled with amalgam. Hundreds of thousands of teeth have been lost, years before their time, from no other cause than that, in using gold, impossibilities were attempted in defiance of incompatibility of material, and in despite of the insurmountable physical characteristics which precluded its working; while, with amalgam, these years of comfort could have been bestowed through its nearer approach to compatibility, its peculiar tooth-saving property of forming soluble sulphides, and the physical characteristics which permit its easy working under most disadvantageous circumstances, and in most inaccessible cavities. Through the dogmas of the superiority of gold as a filling material and the elevating of its working to the position of "standard for excellence," and of the inferiority of amalgam as a filling material and the degrading of its working to the position of "standard for incapacity," millions of teeth have been needlessly sacrificed, and their places filled with...
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