Amalgam Filling Removal
Dental amalgam is a common material used to fill cavities. Fillings made with amalgam also are known as silver fillings.
Amalgam is a combination of metals that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years. Although it sometimes is called "silver amalgam," amalgam actually consists of a combination of metals. These include silver, mercury, tin and copper. Small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium also may be used.