Amalgam instruments are used to carry out restoration procedures on posterior teeth or molars. Amalgam instruments are dental instruments used in restorative dentistry. Restorative Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the removal of carious lesion by excavating the infected part of the tooth, with the proper cavity preparation intended for the type of filling material to be used. Since we are discussing about amalgam instruments, I will explain further about the amalgam filling material. Amalgam is a silver filling material, a blend of liquid mercury, alloy powder of silver, tin and copper. In the latter years, mercury toxicity has been an issue declining the use of amalgam as filling material. Amalgam instruments are the dental instruments of choice in amalgam cavity preparation and there is a proper cavity depth and design for an amalgam restoration to withstand outside forces that when done meticulously has better chances of staying intact for a lifetime. Composites or the tooth-colored filling material become more popular nowadays that aesthetics is being greatly considered. Amalgam instruments are still selling today as general dentists still use amalgam as their filling material of choice when function is much weightier than aesthetics. Yes, amalgam is still considered to be much more resistant to fracture and dislodgement over the tooth-colored filling materials because of this, Blacksmith surgical continued to make innovations to the amalgam instruments making it easier for dentists to carry out the procedure. Amalgam tends to overtake composite filling material in terms of longevity. It is preferably used to fill molar cavities because it can withstand forces of mastication. Although there are issues about mercury toxicity, dentists still make use of it because paired with Blacksmith surgical dental instruments, treatment is almost always successful. The dentists’ skills in performing the restoration procedure is also considered important.
Blacksmith surgical manufactures dental instruments according to the needs of the operator and the patients making sure that the handling of instruments would be efficient. For instance the amalgam carriers and pluggers were designed to fit different cavity sizes, minimizing the chances of filling up the cavity with voids that later on becomes conducive to breakage or micro leakage which eventually leads to a more extensive decay forming underneath the filling. Blacksmith surgical amalgam instruments are state-of the-art dental instruments catering to the general dentists’ aim for proper handling of the filling material while giving superior quality care to patients seeking treatment.