There has been a lot of public media commentary lately on the long used mercury containing filling material called “Amalgam”. The message coming through is “Don’t Panic” if your teeth still contain this type of filling. It seems that the main concern is the effect of mercury on the environment as we humans transition from living beings to “ashes to ashes and dust to dust”! This is just one of the many other reasons that we have not used amalgam for the past 18 years.
Further information can be found at http://www.smileco.co.nz/dental-care/dental-terminology/#composite