Amalgam is an alloy that contains mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometime other base metals. Dentists have used amalgam fillings since the early 1800s for dental fillings.
Front Range Dental Center does NOT place amalgam fillings. Our dentists ONLY place composite (tooth colored) fillings. If you have amalgam fillings, please make sure that you have your dentist check your amalgam fillings each dental visit. Sometimes, they dentist may recommend replacing the amalgam filling with a composite filling.