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What materials are available instead of the metal amalgam fillings?

The main alternative to the metal fillings are called composite resins. They are plastic/glass materials. There is much talk in the media about BPA (Bisphenol A) and its effects on the human body. Regarding BPA’s presence and release from dental fillings, there is no research that shows there is any release but research is continuing to investigate this issue. Dental manufacturers are now producing filling materials that are BPA free although they are only a couple of products available at present.

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