Glass hybrids

The international phase-down of dental amalgam through the widely ratified Minamata Convention on Mercury means that it is necessary to identify a suitable alternative. Glass hybrid and composites are currently the leading candidates for the replacement of dental amalgam. A recent study compared the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the two materials and found that glass hybrids showed similar efficacy and greater cost-effectiveness, meaning that the material could be preferable as a replacement for amalgam.

Cost-effectiveness of glass hybrid versus composite in a multi-country randomized trial