Controversy of Silver Amalgam as a Restorative Material

Ballal, Vasudev (2015) Controversy of Silver Amalgam as a Restorative Material. World Journal of Stomatology, 4 (2). pp. 35-36. ISSN /2218-6263

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Abstract

Silver amalgam contains mercury leading to concerns about the potential toxic effects of amalgam on the health of dental patients. The debate over the toxicity of ilver amalgam restorations has divided the dental profession for over a century. The use of amalgam restorations for anterior teeth have been declining worldwide due to patient’s safety concerns and preference for tooth colored restorations. Nevertheless, amalgam has served the dental profession for decades and benefited hundreds of millions of patients because of its longevity as a dental restorative material. Amalgam is still the World’s most widely used restorative material for posterior teeth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Esthetic resorations; Silver amalgam; Toxicity
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2015 11:49
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2015 11:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143244

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