e. Amalgamator (AMALGAMATOR, ELECTRIC, DENTAL). Amalgamators are
used to mix silver alloy and mercury for silver amalgam restorations. They are activated
by electric motors.
f. Amalgam Pluggers (PLUGGER, AMALGAM, DENTAL). Amalgam pluggers
(figure 2-18) are used to condense amalgam in a cavity preparation. These include black
pluggers 1 through 5.
Figure 2-18. Amalgam pluggers.
2-13. CARVING AND FINISHING INSTRUMENTS
(1) Amalgam carvers (CARVERS, DENTAL AMALGAM). Amalgam carvers
are used to carve anatomy into partially set amalgam restorations. This includes the "H"
or No. 14 carver (figure 2-19).
Figure 2-19. "H" carver.