All EU Member States agreed with this, so there is no outright European ban due.
setting national objectives aiming at dental caries prevention and health promotion, thereby minimizing the need for dental restoration;
setting national objectives aiming at minimizing the use of dental amalgam;
promoting the use of cost-effective and clinically effective mercury-free alternatives for dental restoration; and
promoting the use of best environmental practices in dental facilities to reduce releases of mercury and mercury compounds to water and land.
In conclusion, amalgam will continue to be used in the NHS, but in decreasing quantities as dental health continues to improve. The Department will continue to monitor research into its effects, the appropriateness of alternative materials and the best available international evidence.
I hope this reply is helpful.
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health