Get Amalgam Fillings at City of London Dental Clinic
What are the advantages of having amalgam fillings over white fillings? Your City of London dentist has used amalgam fillings on patients with great success. Dentists have used amalgam fillings for about 150 years. Amalgam, as the name implies, is a blend of liquid mercury and metal shavings or powder. Silver, copper, zinc and/or tin, are usually used. Amalgam fillings are still being used due to its advantages versus newer white filling materials. Amalgam is less expensive than white fillings, and is durable, strong, easily applied, and stops the growth of bacteria (i.e., it is bacteriostatic). There has been recent conflict over the safety of the mercury, thus the mercury levels have been reduced.
City of London dentists view amalgam fillings as strong, long lasting and adaptable. They are easier to insert into the cavity preparation than white fillings, and last twice as long as white fillings. Visit your City of London dental clinic for amalgam fillings.