One of the world’s leading authorities on dental materials, Dr. Russell Giordano said: “Amalgam is my least favorite tooth restoration, not because of mercury but because it does nothing to reinforce the tooth and actually, in my opinion, greatly weakens the tooth.
As dental students, we were taught that mercury in fillings were safe. We were told that when mercury is mixed, or amalgamated with other metals, it hardens into a substance that is safe for the patient.
Information about “Silver Amalgam” Fillings, Our Protocol for Removing Them, and Basics Regarding Their Replacement
by Robert P. McBride, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
The European Parliament has adopted legislation that will restrict the use of mercury, further closing the gap between existing European Union legislation and the 2012 United Nations Minamata Convention against mercury pollution. The legislation will phase out the use of mercury in dental amalgam by 2030.