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Amalgam Fillings


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More About Amalgam Fillings


Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been used for over 150 years. It is a mixture of mercury with at least one other metal.

Amalgam has many advantages over other restorative material, such as low cost, strength, durability, and bacteriostatic effects.

Amalgam is used in dentistry for a number of reasons. It is relatively easy to use and manipulate during placement; it remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill any irregular volume, and then forms a hard compound. Amalgam possesses greater longevity than other direct restorative materials, such as composite.

On average, most amalgam restorations serve for 10 to 12 years, whereas resin-based composites serve for about half that time. However, with recent improvements in composite material science and a better understanding of the technique-sensitivity of placement, it should be noted that this difference is decreasing.

Common Questions


Are there circumstances in which composite (white fillings) serve better than amalgam?

There are circumstances in which composite (white fillings) serves better than amalgam; when amalgam is not indicated, or when a more conservative preparation would be beneficial, composite is the recommended restorative material. These situations would include small occlusal restorations, in which amalgam would require the removal of a more sound tooth structure, as well as in “enamel sites beyond the height of contour.”

Are amalgam and composite materials safe and effective?

The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration.

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Treat each patient’s individual and specific needs

Provide our patients with the latest in cosmetic and general dentistry

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Insurance & Billing


At Dr. Kevin Carbonell, we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. Please contact our friendly team today to learn more about your insurance and billing options.

Why Choose Our Practice


Personalized Care


We will take the required time to properly diagnose your immediate dental concerns, review your past medical and dental history, and create a treatment plan that provides for your optimal dental health.

Flexible Financing Options


At Dr. Kevin Carbonell, we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

Convenient Location


Conveniently located on N Military Trail, we are proud to serve the great people of the Boca Raton Community. Our goal is to acknowledge your personal dental needs and to make your first visit as comfortable as possible.

Our Satisfied Patients


We are so thankful to have such amazing patients who have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

"The entire staff is wonderful. The office is very clean and up-to-date. I also noticed they use all the latest technologies. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy your beautiful smile. Thanks!!"

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Rating: 5/5

Contact Dr. Kevin Carbonell: Your Dentist in Boca Raton


2500 N. Military Trail, #230 – Boca Raton, FL 33431

Mon: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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