EXAMPLE OF SILVER AMALGAM FILLING
Pictures number one and two show a fairly extreme example of a broken down teeth that have been treated with root canals. They show two titanium pins embedded into the dentin of each tooth, as well as post-holes that go into the root canal area about two millimeters.
Pictures three and four show the completed silver amalgam fillings. Most silver fillings are not nearly this complicated, but it shows what can be done in extreme cases. I generally recommend a crown be made for this tooth at a later date.