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Composite Resin Versus Amalgam for Dental Restorations: Clinical Effectiveness and Safety

Last updated: March 31, 2020
Project Number: RA1098-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative efficacy of direct dental restorations made of composite resin versus amalgam for the treatment of dental caries in permanent posterior teeth?
  2. What is the comparative safety of dental restorations made of composite resin versus amalgam in children and adults?

Key Message

​No literature was identified regarding the comparative efficacy of direct dental restorations made of composite resin versus amalgam for the treatment of dental caries in permanent posterior teeth. Furthermore, no literature was identified regarding the comparative safety of dental restorations made of composite resin versus amalgam in children and adults.