US scientific background about dental amalgam:
Isn't silver amalgam obsolete today? Not at all, in my opinion. Sure, there are drawbacks:
But in the following situations either a much more expensive treatment (a crown) or a much earlier retreatment (composite ) would be the alternatives:
In case of head or neck discomfort very often TMJ disorder caused by unconscious nightly gnawing is at least a part of the problem. Often only when a lot medical checks or treatments failed this is considered.
Not only for rheumatic patients, but often time savers:
YES! Not in the case of common caries in the dentine, but in early stages limited to the enamel:
Bad mouth odors can be objectified right here in Basel!
https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/puls/video/tabuthema-mundgeruch?urn=urn:srf:video:39660181-5689-45f0-8f02-10ad140407ce or http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bad-breath/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20192400