DENTAL AMALGAM

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Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been in use for over 150 years. It is a mixture of multiple metals including silver. Amalgam has many advantages over other restorative material, such as low cost, strength, durability, and bacteriostatic effects.   The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  for all of your  Dental need .

Amalgam is used in dentistry for a number of reasons. It is relatively easy to use and manipulate during placement; it remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill any irregular volume, and then forms a hard compound. Amalgam possesses greater longevity than other direct restorative materials, such as composite. On average, most amalgam restorations serve for 10 to 12 years, whereas resin-based composites serve for about half that time. However, with recent improvements in composite material science and a better understanding of the technique-sensitivity of placement, it should be noted that this difference is decreasing.

There are circumstances in which composite (white fillings) serves better than amalgam; when amalgam is not indicated, or when a more conservative preparation would be beneficial, composite is the recommended restorative material. These situations would include small occlusal restorations, in which amalgam would require the removal of a more sound tooth structure, as well as in “enamel sites beyond the height of contour.”

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590


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