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Letters: Amalgam composite controversy

October 05, 2015 Since the perfect restorative has yet to arrive, alloy, composite and all other restoratives have their positives as well as negative aspects. Therefore, in diverse circumstances, differing materials may present advantage; so if appropriate care is our goal, I fail to see merit in clinical restriction. Certainly, dental schools don't teach one way only. If we are concerned about cuspal fracture vs. surface wear and all other factors, are patients not done a disservice by limitation of choice? Is this not the real controversy?

Lloyd S. Drucker, D.D.S.
Berwyn Heights, Maryland