Build up for endodontics – fracture resistance Monga 2009 showed that a bonded composite or amalgam is as good as natural tooth structure in fracture resistance. Amalgam by itself is the least fracture resistance. Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD 630-665-5550 Wheaton General and Cosmetic Dentists
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Do amalgams fracture teeth more than composite?
Do amalgams fracture teeth more than composite? There are not many good studies on this important topic but the answer appears to be yes. However, it appears that the age, dental habits, and the size of the restoration are more important. Also the type of crack, cusp fracture or vertical root fracture, seem to differ. […]
Amalgam vs Composite
Should you get a metal amalgam filling or a plastic composite filling? Amalgam vs Composite!! Amalgam vs composite is an ongoing controversy and depending on your desires, which one is best for you will depend. Researching amalgam vs composite? Read all about amalgams and dental composites here! Amalgam is, as name implies, an amalgamation or […]
Are you thinking of removing your old metal amalgam filling?
Are you thinking of removing your old metal amalgam filling? There is a small but vocal group of individuals in this country and around the world claiming that amalgam fillings are unhealthy and unsafe, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. These people usually recommend that the amalgam fillings be replaced with composite white fillings. […]