Amalgam – is a mixture of metal alloys with liquid mercury used by dentists to fill cavities. In modern practice copper, silver, dental amalgam and the high percentage copper amalgam (silver amalgam with significant addition of copper used, mainly amalgam is used for filling back teeth.)
Often dentist can detect various diseases caused by dental amalgam seals caused by intoxication or mercury poisoning, which is why this filler is not the best solution in the fight against dental problems.
It is alleged that friction caused by chewing on food can lead to the release of mercury vapours, which in any amount are toxic and harmful to the human body. The vapour enters the lungs and spreads throughout the blood vessels throughout the body. It can accumulate in different organs and cause irreversible consequences.
It’s easy to see when an amalgam seal is broken. When the seal breaks a dark line forms between the tooth surface and the seal of the amalgam, you must see the dentist when this happens to agree on new methods of treatment.
Benefits of an Amalgam:
Disadvantages of an Amalgam:
Currently there are a wide range of dental fill materials are available to dentists, new materials are strong, safe and can be created to match your natural tooth colour. Therefore, patients who are allergic to certain components of amalgam alloys will find new materials available as a great alternative.