What is Amalgam?
Amalgam is a filling, which is the substance that is used to fill the space where your dentist has removed your cavity; it functions to protect the inner portion of your tooth, the porous dentine and sensitive pulp. One of the metals used to form amalgam has caused a bit a controversy and has caused patients to seek other options for their filling needs: this metal is Mercury.
Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, patients can choose other forms of fillings that don’t contain mercury. Here at Toothworks Calgary we offer patients safe, mercury-free fillings and porcelain inlays, onlays and crown as alternative options that will leave your mouth looking and feeling great.