Dental amalgam, or silver fillings, has been used for restorative dentistry for more than 150 years and until recently has been the standard for filling teeth. About 50% of amalgam is made from mercury, the rest are a mix of tin, copper and silver.
After many years amalgam wears out and needs replacing. With modern scientific research, new filling materials have been developed, giving patients aesthetically better options for teeth restoration. Because of this, more people are opting to have their amalgam removed.
We believe that amalgam belongs in the 20th century - if you have any questions about your amalgam fillings then please feel free to contact us.