WE NOW ONLY USE AMALGAM IN VERY LIMITED SITUATION WHEN THERE IS NO OTHER OPTIONS.
A silver amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a silver filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr Rizkalla can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Composite (tooth colored) fillings, are the most widely used today.