Dental Board of California: Dental Materials Fact Sheet


Subject:
Pollutants & Toxic Substances , Health , California: Health , Public Health , Dental and Oral Health , Mercury

Description:
This site features a fact sheet (also available in Spanish and Mandarin) that describes the advantages and disadvantages of various types of dental materials. Materials include porcelain (ceramic), nickel or cobalt-chrome alloys, glass and resin ionomers, porcelain fused with metal, gold alloy, composite resin, and amalgam. Discusses toxicity of dental materials, including amalgam fillings, which contain mercury (an element on California's Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity). Opens directly into a PDF document.

Publisher:
State of California

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.dbc.ca.gov/formspubs/pub_dmfs2004.pdf


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