Composite resin or amalgam fillings for permanent posterior teeth


This updated Cochrane review of the efficacy and safety of direct composite fillings versus amalgam fillings included 8 RCTs. Low‐certainty evidence suggests that composite resin restorations may have almost double the failure rate of amalgam restorations.

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Currently no evidence to support repairing or replacing amalgam fillings for adults


Dental amalgam has been the dental material of choice for many decades. Although, in recent years a greater focus on aesthetics and concerns related to the potential environmental impact of mercury coupled with a more conservative approach to cavity preparation and improvements in aesthetic restorative materials is leading to a decline it its use.  In [read the full story…]