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Dental Filling Materials: Your Questions Answered

Last Updated: May 1, 2018
Result type: Tools

The dental profession relies on a variety of materials and processes to restore the anatomy and function of teeth. CADTH conducted a review of the available research evidence on benefits, harms, and other considerations of dental restorations made of amalgam compared with the primary alternative restoration material, composite resin. The results of this Health Technology Assessment and other reliable evidence sources have been used to answer common questions regarding the use of these materials.