Dental alginate

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A highly purified Polysaccharide extracted from giant Seaweed. The water soluble alginate is used to make dental castings, but it tends to be floppy unless supported with a plaster base (Rowland and Riley 1981). It is available from dental supply companies.

See also Jeltrate® Alginate

Synonyms and Related Terms

algin; sodium alginate; alginato (Esp.); alginato di sodio (It)

Resources and Citations

  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981

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