Dental Amalgams are a commonly used type of dental filling that has been used for well over 150 years. An amalgam is used in dentistry for a wide range of reasons. First, it is relatively easy to use and manipulate during placement. Also, it remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill any irregular volume, before forming into a hard compound.
The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgams and their related composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration procedures.
For more information on dental amalgams in the Rochester area, get in touch with the Harborside Dental Team today. We’re located in Webster, NY and can be reached by phone at 585-671-2720 or via email through our website’s contact page.