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Dental Hammer Stainless Steel Head Diameter 29 mm & 9″ Long

$24.99

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Sku: ZED-04-201-09

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Material: Stainless Steel
Size: 9″ Long, 29 mm Diameter Over all Weight 14 Oz

Description: Hammers have been used in the practice of dentistry for as long as dentistry has existed. A hammer and chisel were used to extract decayed teeth for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. As more advancements were made in dentistry, hammers began being used in more sophisticated operations. These dental hammers, sometimes referred to as dental mallets, were used to condense the materials used to fill cavities in the process of dental restoration. The material used was either a gold or silver amalgam, which is an alloy of mercury mixed with either gold or silver. This type of amalgam was specifically used in dental restoration. The amalgam was used to fill in the prepared tooth and the hammer was used to shape and condense the amalgam. The tooth that was filled had to not be used for a short amount of time in order for the filling to set up. Amalgam fillings can expand over time, causing the tooth to crack. Because of this, fillings made of a composite resin have risen in popularity. However, gold and silver amalgam fillings are still used by many dentists.

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