• J. J. Messing
  • G. E. Ray


For many years, until the last decade, only two types of amalgam were available for the restoration of teeth. These were silver and copper amalgam. Now, a new type of high copper amalgam which exhibits superior clinical properties is becoming established and improved and may ultimately replace completely the older amalgams.


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© J. J. Messing and G. E. Ray 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Messing
    • 1
  • G. E. Ray
  1. 1.Department of Conservative Dental SurgeryUniversity College Dental SchoolLondonUK

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