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Chapter-20 Pin Retained Amalgam Restoration

BOOK TITLE: Essentials of Operative Dentistry

Author
1. Sherwood I Anand
ISBN
9788184487794
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11151_20
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
14
Author Affiliations
1. CSI College of Dental Sciences and Research, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

The chapter starts with explanation about complex restorations, various factors involved in complex restorations. Then the chapter next outlines the advantages, disadvantages and indications of pin retained amalgam restorations. Various types of pins and its properties and characteristics are explained elaborately. Pin placement, various designs of pins, factors influencing pin placement size of pins is discussed in length. This is followed by cavity preparation design for pin retained amalgam restoration; failures in pin retained restorations are discussed. The chapter finishes off with other forms of retentive features for complex amalgam restorations like horizontal pins, slots, etc.

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