Mercury and dental amalgam fillings: Pros and cons

April 14, 2023
Amalgam fillings have been around forever. So why do dental professionals get questions about their safety just about every day?

If you’re between the ages of 15 and 100+ and you have fillings, there’s a good chance they’re dental amalgam.

Despite this material being used since the 1800s, dental professionals still get a lot of questions about its relative risk, alternative types of fillings, and the best choice for fillings. This gallery will answer those questions and more.

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1. Dental amalgam fillings. US Food & Drug Administration. February 18, 2021. Accessed April 3, 2023. 

2. Dental amalgam: public health and the environment. California Dental Association. July 2016. Accessed April 11, 2023.