Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004232
Title: Mercury leaching from amalgam
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Dental amalgam is one of the most commonly used restorative materials in dentistry and has been used for more than 150 years. It consists of about 50% elemental mercury and a mixture of silver, tin, copper, and zinc. Mercury is one of the most toxic non-radioactive elements and may be toxic even at low doses. The level of mercury vapor, which is emitted from dental amalgam restorations, markedly increases by chewing, eating, brushing, and drinking hot liquids. People with amalgam fillings are found to have high contents of mercury in their body which is mainly due to the leaching mercury during delayed expansion of the filling.

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    Author(s) Name:

    A. Shamaa Anjum, Dhanraj Ganapaththy*, Kirankumar Pandurangan

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapaththy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    A. Shamaa Anjum, Dhanraj Ganapaththy*, Kirankumar Pandurangan

    Title:Mercury leaching from amalgam
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2307-2309)
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    Methodology:Toxicity
    Research Materials: Amalgam, Restorative materials

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Amalgam Restorative materials Toxicity

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