Dental Home will replace dental amalgam (*an alloy that consists chiefly of silver mixed with mercury and variable amounts of other metals used as a dental filling) with white resins.
This has significant benefits like better adhering to avoid tooth decay. In addition, for this repair, there is no need to remove the entire filling and up to 60% less healthy tooth needs to be removed compared to amalgam fillings and makes this procedure a much more efficient technique.
The white resin has the added benefit of reinforcing the tooth against fractures and is much more cosmetically appealing. White resin also eliminates the risk of mercury or other toxic metals being released.