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are resin or plastic fillings safe

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably nothing: Prefilled water bottles do have to meet some standards of sterily and purity. Many, however are simply filled at the factory with filtered tap water ... Read More

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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon: you really need to see your surgeon, there is strong possibility that you are rejecting your new knee,that is first . second fluid around a new knee n ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Staining: The tooth colored composite fillings used years ago were more porous and therefore picked up stains easier over time. The newer materials can receive ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
43 years experience Orthodontics
Both: Silver is strong and long lasting and has never been proved to be dangerous. White resin is more esthetic but will wear down quickly in chewing areas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Both safe: Silver amalgam fillings have been around over 150 years and no conclusive evidence or study ever to my knowledge on them not being safe. Composite fil ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Resin restorations : Are very versatile restorations and more economical, hence used more. The preparatory phase might appear to be the same for both resin and ceramic re ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Alumina crown: alumina is a brand name that is usually layered with porcelain for anterior cosmetics. Bruxzir can be layered or monolithic which is usually reserved ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Personal Choice: There has been a lot of public outcry for discontinuing the use of amalgam for dental restorations in the past and present. The american dental assoc ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Costs: Usually costs associated with porcelain restorations is the primary reason why people do resin fillings. You are right the durability of the porcelai ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Cast restorations: Gold or porcelain inlays/onlays can also be used... But they are more expensive than composite or amalgam fillings.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Cast restorations: There are restorations that can be fabricated by a dental laboratory in lieu of traditional fillings. They are made from gold or porcelain, and are al ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Neither possibly: 80% is an awful amount of tooth loss. A composite filling is only recommended when there is up to 50% or less of tooth loss. As you asked in your last ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Many: You should have a good reason for doing this. Know that the composites historically will not last as long. Also, they are much more technically demand ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Fisk
11 years experience Dentistry
None: In most offices, amalgam fillings are the lowest cost permanent filling.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Neman
12 years experience Dentistry
Try this...: I have both in my mouth and i would use them in my own children if thy needed fillings. That being said they are not the most beautiful choice.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Filling teeth: Composites are 'composed' of very small particles of quartz dispersed in a resin material. They are usually hardened by a curing light that is shined ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
NO: They are the most modern type of dental restoration available, and they should have no hazardous materials in them.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Safe, yes: If you are asking is it dangerous, the answer is no. But replacing perfectly good fillings (even if they are silver) can cause problems, including cra ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idelle Brand
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no.: That would not be my first choice. Holistically speaking, you might do better with a white composite, bpa free.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Depends: It really depends on how much tooth structure remains after the decay is removed. If you are unsure it may be worth getting a second opinion.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possible extras: Some offices will charge extra if a medication is placed in the tooth and/or if nitrous oxide is administered during the procedure. I'm not sure of wh ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Gold/ high noble: I find some of the less expensive semi-precious metals are not as strong and the porcelain bond not as strong. They fracture more easily.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Various: There are several materials that are currently and routinely used for dental restorations. For smaller areas: silver mercury amalgam or composite ( ... Read More

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