Skip to main content

Phase out amalgam, let’s do it together!

Forty ton of mercury is still being used in dental treatments in the EU each year! For reasons of environmental protection, The European Council and Parliament agreed to ban the use of amalgam for any dental treatment in its member states as of the 1st of January, 2025.
EU countries that have not yet adjusted their reimbursement system to cover alternatives, may postpone the phase-out up until 30 June 2026.

Luckily, we have viable mercury-free alternatives nowadays. To bring some clarity, we have summarized some scientifically supported options for you and the best indications for each of them.

Which alternatives do you have?

To face the fact, it is not difficult to find an alternative for amalgam. The difficulty is to find a GOOD  alternative that fits the needs of yours patient’ case.

To make things easy we at GC, believe you can find a valuable alternative for amalgam within 3 product groups. It just depends on the specifics of your case which product group offers you the perfect solution.

So, which criteria do you need to keep into account?

  • Easy & Fast placement?
  • Moisture tolerance?
  • Proven longevity?



The most moisture-tolerant & forgiving material

  • Ideal to use when isolation is difficult to achieve
  • Chemical adhesion eliminating the need for a separate bonding
  • Minimally invasive as only infected dentin needs to be removed
Excellent long-term success rate, even in load bearing cavities

  • Thanks to the very resistant final coating layer
  • EQUIA Forte HT is a reliable long-term restorative system based on 12 years of proven clinical experience with EQUIA1-5
Bulk placement resulting in a fast & easy procedure

  • Unlimited depth of cure
  • Virtually no shrinkage due to the absence of resin monomers
  • Very low technique sensitivity of the procedure
  • Thixotropic viscosity?
  • Wear resistance?
  • Polishability & aesthetics?


G-ænial® Universal Injectable

The most thixotropic & versatile material

  • Injectable viscosity: stays in place but adapts to every cavity
  • One material for all cavities (even load-bearing), without covering layer
High wear resistance

  • Based on FSC technology: excellent dispersion & adhesion of the fillers in the matrix
  • Excellent durability in time
Beautiful restorations

  • Achieved with a short polishing time
  • Optimal gloss retention
  • Wide shade range
  • Reinforcement effect?
  • Perfect adaptation?
  • Bulk placement?


everX Flow

The strongest dentin reinforcement material

  • Fibre reinforcement effect
  • Superior Fracture toughness
  • Optimal for large or cracked cavities
Easy bulk placement

  • Layers of up to 5,5 mm thickness with the Bulk shade
  • Flowable consistency for a perfect adaptation to the cavity
Affordable solution for patients

  • Enables to make a direct restoration where an indirect one could have been indicated


Aesthetic, biomimetic, strong and practical... With these properties, EQUIA Forte HT provides more effective treatment options for patients with deep carious lesions in my clinical practice - without any sensitivity.

Dr Zeynep Bilge KütükTurkey

G-ænial Universal Injectable is the material of choice for all restorative indications. On top of being very easy to control, it has an exceptional strength and a perfect blending with the natural tooth tissues.

Dr Ahmed Al-JaffIraq

Flowable, easy to use and biomimetic, everX Flow is a unique restorative material able to emulate both dentin and dentino-enamel junction (DEJ) by providing the elasticity and toughness of dentin and the unique stress-breaking property of the DEJ.

Dr Mark FraterHungary

1. Gurgan et al. 8-Year Clinical Evaluation of a Glass Ionomer Restorative System. J Dent Res. 2017;96 Spec Issue B: #0287CED.
2. Gurgan et al. Clinical performance of a glass ionomer restorative system: a 6-year evaluation. Clin Oral Investig. 2017;21(7):2335-2343.
EQUIA vs. composite
3. Türkün et al. A Prospective Six-Year Clinical Study Evaluating Reinforced Glass Ionomer Cements with Resin Coating on Posterior Teeth:
Quo Vadis? Oper Dent. 2016;41(6):587-598.
EQUIA vs. Riva Self Cure
4. Basso et al. 7 Years, Multicentre, Clinical Evaluation on 154 Permanent Restorations Made With a Glassionomer-based Restorative
System. J Dent Res. 2016;95 Spec Issue B: #0446.
5. Klinke T. et al. Clinical performance during 48 months of two current glass ionomer restorative systems with coatings: a randomized
clinical trial in the field. Trials. 2016;17(1):239. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1339-8.
EQUIA vs. glass ionomer with conventional coating
6. Gurgan et al. 12-month Clinical-performance of a Glass-hybrid-restorative in Non-caries-cervical-lesions of Patients With Bruxism J Dent
Res. 2018;97 Spec Issue A: #0235.
EQUIA Forte vs. composite