Dental Amalgam is a mix of metal that is composed of mercury, silver, tin, copper and (in certain cases) other metallic elements. It is extremely durable, and is the most widely used and researched material for fillings. It has been in use for over 150 years.
Source: Fact Sheet-Amalgam, What's in a Filling, AGD Impact, March 2008, Vol 36, No 3, pg 52.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)