Used for packing the amalgam into cavity. They are used to deliver and condense the restoration to the tooth preparation. The hammer like working end of condenser should be large enough to pack restoration.
What is a condenser used for in dental?
A condenser, also known as a plugger, is a dental instrument with flat working ends designed to pack restorative material into cavity preparations. Composite pluggers are often Teflon coated to prevent sticking and discoloration of restorative material.
What is a amalgam carrier used for?
Amalgam carriers are instruments used to fill dental cavities with amalgam. These act like syringes, carrying in their tubular tip the amalgam that is inserted and pressed in the dental cavity by pressing on a lever, which activates the piston inside the tube or the back end of the amalgam carrier.
Why amalgam condenser is serrated?
Serrated ends of the Parallelogram Condenser is said to increase the surface area. It provides an mechanical interlock between the condensed amalgam to the freshly induced amalgam. Provides better adaptation of amalgam to the cavity & prevents slimage of amalgam.