Amalgam at the new millennium

Thomas G. Berry, James B. Summitt, Albert K.H. Chung, John W. Osborne

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Dental amalgam has served as an excellent and versatile restorative material for many years, despite periods of controversy. The authors review its history, summarize the evidence in regard to its performance and offer predictions for the future of this material. For the present, amalgam should remain the material of choice for economical direct restoration of posterior teeth. When esthetic concerns are paramount, tooth-colored materials, placed meticulously, can provide an acceptable alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1547-1556
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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