Figure 4-6.Amalgam carriers.
Figure 4-7.Amalgam condensers.
called acorn carvers) are used to quickly carve the
basic anatomy on occlusal surfaces. As with
condensers, dentists also have favorite carvers that
they use routinely. You must know the dentist's
preference so that you can have the desired instrument
ready when it is needed.
When the carving is complete, the dentist may use
burnishers to smooth and polish the restoration, and to
remove scratches left on the amalgam surface by a
carving instrument. Burnishers have smooth rounded