A dappen glass (also called Dappen Dish) is a small, dense glass vessel which has each end ground or hollowed out to provide a bowl for mixing substances. Dappen glasses are most commonly used in dentistry, as vessels for mixing dental medicaments or fillings.
The strips have smooth finished edges for patient comfort. They resist solvents, are very strong, will not stretch curl or break. Mylar Strips use as an instrument to achieve a convex inter proximal surface.
Mortar and pestle
The mortar is a bowl, typically made ceramic or glass. The pestle is a heavy club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed with the pestle. They are frequently also associated with the profession of pharmacy due to their historical use in preparing medicines.
Wedges are used to Strong, anatomically contoured avoid laceration of gingival tissue.
Wedging is an essential part of restorative dentistry: their main use is for adapting a matrix band to the proximal part of a cavity. They have a number other uses also.