Amalgam is a material used for dental fillings. It contains a mixture of different metals, including primarily mercury, tin, silver, copper and zinc. The term amalgam essentially means any metal alloy containing mercury.

Amalgams have been approved by most dental boards (including the Australian Dental Association) as safe, and those countries that have abandoned amalgam have done so due to waste disposal issues.

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