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What is an Amalgam Filling

An amalgam filling is one of the oldest restorations for cavities in teeth caused by tooth decay. Restorations with this material appeared at the end of the 17th century and were modified at the beginning of the 20th.

Advantages and Disadvantage

1. Size To fill cavities with amalgam, dentists must create space in the affected tooth of a large size and specific shape.

2. Aesthetic The great disadvantage of an amalgam filling is the lack of aesthetics as compared to new materials that provide a similar tooth.

Should Amalgam restorations be removed?

As mentioned, amalgam filling restorations are characterized by high durability. If you have restorations with this material, as with others, it is advisable to make regular visits to your dentist to check the condition of the restorations.

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