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Dental Resins, Miscellaneous Dental Materials, and Dental Gold/Alloys

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a. Advantages. The dental officer has the option to use silver root canal points in filling a root canal.

(1) They are more easily inserted than gutta-percha points and they have all the same advantages.

(2) Sight selection of silver points is easy because they come in the same sizes and tapers as standard root canal broaches and reamers.

b. Disadvantages.

(1) They are more expensive than gutta-percha.

(2) They do not adapt to contours of the root canal.

(3) They tend to corrode if subjected to body fluids.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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