What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Filling)?

Featured / Friday, March 30th, 2007

What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Fillings)?

Most people recognize dental amalgams as silver fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury, which makes up about 50 percent of the compound, is used to bind the metals together and to provide a strong, hard, durable filling. After years of research, mercury has been found to be the only eleme… …read more

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