A regular amalgam gun is a dental instrument in Germany used by dentists to dispense amalgam filling material for the restoration of teeth. It is a handheld device that consists of a cylindrical body, a plunger, and a nozzle.
The amalgam gun is loaded with pre-measured capsules of dental amalgam material, which are inserted into the body of the gun. The dentist then uses the plunger to compress the amalgam material inside the capsule, causing it to flow out of the nozzle and into the prepared cavity in the patient’s tooth.
Regular amalgam guns are commonly used in dental practices for the placement of silver amalgam fillings, which are a mixture of metals including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Amalgam fillings have been used for decades as a durable and cost-effective solution for restoring teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma.
It is important to note that the use of amalgam fillings in Germany has been a controversial topic in recent years due to concerns over the potential health risks associated with the mercury content in the filling material. However, numerous studies have found that the use of dental amalgam is safe and does not pose a significant risk to human health when used properly.