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This chapter shows how to place cement fillings first, and then explains
how to place permanent fillings using ART. It does not explain how to use
a dental drill because most readers do not have the expensive equipment
needed. Remember that many people can benefit from the extra time that a
temporary filling gives them before they get a permanent filling.
A cement filling is often the first step to saving a tooth.
THE INSTRUMENTS AND FILLING MATERIAL YOU
NEED for cement fillings
In many places, government medical stores can provide most of the
instruments as well as cement filling material. If this is not possible, a dentist
may be able to help you to order what you need.
Most dental instruments look alike, but the small end of each instrument is
shaped to do a special task. Try to get instruments similar to these and keep
them in a kit.
(cotton pliers) (spoon excavator)
Some instruments have more than one name.
The second one, in parentheses ( ), is the proper
name. Use the proper name when you order.
(wooden (metal or
for cement spatula),
only for cement