Safety of amalgam restorations

Safety of amalgam restorations

The use of amalgam for tooth restoration raises many questions. Some worry about the effect of this material on health. In fact, dental amalgams contain several metals including mercury and silver in the form of alloy powder. On the other hand, they do not contain lead (as suggested by the former name “plombage” used in french). However, some dentists voluntarily decide not to use amalgam as a restorative material.