Do I have the option of asking for alternative restorative materials rather than dental amalgam when I need a dental restoration?

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Yes, dentists recognize patient concerns with respect to choice of restorative materials and the patient’s right to choose a dental material or to refuse treatment with any material. You should note, however, that the dentist may be concerned about the retention, durability or strength of alternative restorations in particular applications, and advise you to choose amalgam. The final choice, however, is yours.