Composite Restorations vs. Amalgam Restorations

What is the difference between a composite restoration and an amalgam restoration? 

Amalgam restorations have been used to restore damaged teeth for over 150 years. Most people refer to amalgam fillings as ‘silver’ fillings because of their color when first place. But, in actuality, amalgam fillings consist of silver, 50% mercury, tin and copper with small amounts of zinc, indium and palladium.

Composite Restoration are made up of ceramic and plastic compounds which are utilized in tandem with a dental bonding system. Dental bonding systems are designed to improve durability, strength and longevity, while reducing post treatment sensitivity.

There are many advantages of the Composite Restorations.

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