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filler

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Dentistry.

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An inert material added to resin composite to increase strength and abrasion resistance. Filler particles are usually composed of quartz or glasses containing barium or...

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labret

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A kind of lip stud, usually decorated, and inserted into a ready‐made incision in the lower lip. Made of almost any hard material such as stone, bone, metal, or ceramic, they...

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mortar

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Dentistry.

An urn-shaped vessel in which materials may be crushed or ground with a pestle. It was formerly used for mixing amalgam alloy powder and mercury (trituration).

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tweezers

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

[Ar]

A pair of small pincers, usually of a pliable material such as metal or bone, for taking up or pulling small objects or plucking out hairs.

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wedge

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.

A small triangular-shaped piece of wood or plastic used to temporarily separate two teeth or to apply pressure to a matrix band and prevent a gingival overhang of restorative material when...

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