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are teeth fillings safe

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Very safe: Unless there is some specific allergy to any of the materials used, it is extremely safe and nothing to be overly concerned about.
Dr. Leonard Tau
Specializes in Dentistry
Flase teeth and fine: False teeth and fillings are safe for the body. All materials are approved for use. Should not pose a health risk at all.
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Very: Has been in use for decades and very safe when used as directed, and checked as directed by your dentist, at least 2x a year.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Bleaching is generally undertaken for front teeth that can have white - composite fillings. Filled teeth might not whiten evenly due to the fact that ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Cook
15 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The whitening agent should not damage the filling material in your teeth...Keep in mind though that only tooth structure will "whiten". Tooth colored ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Safe? Yes..but...: Yes, it is safe, but not effective. Only natural enamel will bleach.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: All scientific studies have proven no harm. Some are concerned with mercury. They are less expensive and long lasting. There is some concern that over ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Amalgam has been used safely forever. Very few people cannot tolerate amalgam however with all the great, new, tooth colored materials out today, am ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Floss all of your teeth, regardless of the restorations. Brush them, too.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Depending on the skill of the person in charge of the anesthesia and the clinic equipment, this is certainly possible. Kids this age must be put to sl ... Read More
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: It sounds like his teeth need major restoration. The dentist will help with pain and anxiety management. Be sure he practices good hygiene to avoid th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You should: be fine, but inform the MRI technologist of any metal in your body prior to the scan.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inform dentist: Please inform your dentist of all of your health issues so that s/he may take appropriate precautions and adjust the treatment accordingly.
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