amalgam restoration

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a·mal·gam res·to·ra·tion

(ă-malgăm restŏr-āshŭn)
A dental restoration made of an alloy of an element or metal with mercury.
See: amalgam, restoration
Synonym(s): silver filling.
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The hole would be filled with a silver filling (NHS) or a white filling (Private).
Chew on this: The silver filling used by dentists to plug cavities, or holes, in teeth is actually made of silver dissolved in the mystery element.
However, there are limitations, in that you cannot remove an old silver filling because it sparks.
Experts confirmed it was a silver filling - which is potentially toxic and must not be swallowed.
Given that mercury is a neurotoxin in any amount in the body, it seems that chewing gum is an activity that should be undertaken with extreme caution if you have even a single silver filling.
In addition, the average cost of applying one dental sealant is less than half the cost of one silver filling.
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Pakeeza Haider said that instead of Silver filling a new kind of filling naming 'Cermet' is being used for refilling in dental department.
Two concepts are completely different: 'mercury-free' - meaning no silver fillings - doesn't mean 'mercury-safe' - using dental procedures that isolate the patient, the dentist, and the assistant from the mercury vapors when drilling out older fillings .
My first experience as a dentist was fitting silver fillings into the heads of people who did not want to be there.
We have built up some worn teeth and fitted pressed ceramic crowns on others, and also replaced old silver fillings with tooth coloured ones.