In current dentistry composite is the most common used restorative material. Due to its physical an aesthetic properties it became a leading material in easthetic and reconstructive dentistry, and by continuous inprovement of its physical qualities (durability, hardiness, abrasivness) it is replacing amalgam as the solution to lateral jaw region restauration.
Amalgam, besides the fact that it isn’t a filling, it has negative health effects. It is an alloy of mercury and silver, containing 54 % of mercury which when it enters into the mouthit releases the mercury steam intoxicating human body on daily basis with a consecutive cancerogenous effect.
Composite materials in use: