Comparative evaluation of clinical efficacy of gallium and amalgam alloys in primary molars.

R. Singh, S. Tandon, M. Rakhee

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The present study was conducted to compare the clinical efficacy (marginal integrity and bulk fracture) of two alloys--Galloy (gallium based) and Aristaloy (amalgam based) in primary molars. 90 primary molars with initial caries formation were selected. 45 were restored with Galloy and 45 with Aristaloy in Class I and II preparations. They were evaluated at two-month intervals for 6 months. The results showed that Galloy performed at par with Aristaloy with regards to marginal integrity and bulk fracture. Hence Galloy can be considered as an interesting substitute in Pedodontic practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Dentistry(all)

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