AMALGAM FILLING

WHAT IS AMALGAM FILLING (SILVER FILLING – BLACK FILLING)?

Amalgam filling is an alloy that contains various materials such as copper, mercury, silver and tin. It is also known as black filling or silver filling among the public. It is applied to the gap (cavity) that is formed after caries removal.

IS AMALGAM FILLING (SILVER FILLING – BLACK FILLING) HARMFUL?

Due to their properties, amalgam fillings leave traces of mercury vapor when they are applied for the first time and during removal. Mercury vapor is harmful to health, but it has been used for years since the amount generated is very small. Various studies and discussions on this matter are ongoing.

WHEN SHOULD AMALGAM FILLING (SILVER FILLING – BLACK FILLING) BE IMPLEMENTED?

It can be used if the opened gap is too large and no insulation is possible. Typically, its use is not common.

Completely or partially buried third molars are one of the most frequent problems encountered in oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery.

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