Amalgam has been a popular material in dentistry for over 100 years, but is also associated with certain health risks: There has been a suspicion for decades that amalgam can cause headaches, vision problems and even depression. At this point, however, it must be mentioned that this suspicion has not yet been scientifically confirmed beyond doubt. Overall, skepticism towards traditional amalgam tooth fillings is increasing for good reasons. This is not the only reason why our dentists in Zug have been avoiding amalgam for many years.
In addition to aesthetics, ceramic also scores with its long durability. On average, ceramic inlays last ten to twelve years before they may need to be replaced. Composite, on the other hand, often lasts a few years less. A gold inlay, on the other hand, is extremely durable – up to 30 years – but is a major cost factor and aesthetically not for everyone.