Fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. We will consider. We will consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you.
Dental amalgam is a dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world.
Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. The chemical properties of elemental mercury allow it to react with and bind together the silver/copper/tin alloy particles to form an amalgam.
Dental amalgam fillings are also known as “silver fillings” because of their silver-like appearance.
When placing dental amalgam, our dentist first drills the tooth to remove the decay and then shapes the tooth cavity for placement of the amalgam filling.
○ Amalgam fillings are strong. They can withstand the forces of chewing.
○ They are less costly than the alternatives.
○ Amalgam fillings can be completed in one dental visit.
○ They are less sensitive to moisture during the filling process than composite resin.
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