Do you use amalgam (silver) fillings?
Rarely. Despite what you may read in the media or on the Net, there is no scientific evidence to say that amalgam fillings are responsible for any health issues, or that their removal will improve the health of an individual. In fact, research has shown that amalgam fillings last on average twice as long as the newer composite (“white”) fillings.
However, composite and glass ionomer materials are routinely used in our practice due to their better aesthetics and superior bonding capabilities, allowing less removal of sound tooth structure. Glass ionomer materials are very biocompatible, but are unsuitable for larger restorations (fillings).