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Comparative Dental Materials

Resistance to Fracture Amalgam may fracture under stress; tooth around filling may fracture before amalgam does. Good resistance to fracture.Brittle; low resistance to fracture but not recommended for stress-bearing restorations.Tougher than glass ionomer, recommended for stress-bearing restorations in adults. Types of Direct Restorative Materials Comparative Factors Silver Amalgam Composite Resin(Direct & Indirect Restorations) Glass Ionomer Cement