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Smoothening the surface and margin of amalgam restoration:

 # The act of smoothening the surface and margin of amalgam restoration is known as:
A. Condensation
B. Burnishing
C. Trituration
D. Amalgamation



The correct answer is B. Burnishing.

After carving is completed, the surface of the restoration should be smoothed. This may be accomplished by judiciously burnishing the surface and margins of the restoration. Burnishing of the occlusal anatomy can be accomplished with a ball burnisher.

Reference: PHILLIPS’ SCIENCE OF DENTAL MATERIALS, Anusavice, Shen, Rawls, 12th Edition, Page No: 350


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