Amalgam Fillings (Silver Fillings)

Dental amalgam is an alloy of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Dental amalgam  has evolved for  more than 100 years.

Advantages of Dental Amalgam

  • Less expensive than white fillings
  • Last longer
  • High compressive strength
  • Corrosion sealing the microleakage around the fillings
  • Less technique senstive

Disadvantages of Dental Amalgam

  • Silver in color
  • Lacks adhesiveness
  • Needs enough thickness of amalgam filling to prevent fracture of the filling
  • Needs extra preparation of tooth for retention
  • Takes 24 hours to set permanently

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