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metal fillings in teeth

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The metal ions in the amalgam (silver) fillings tend to leach out over time and stain the surrounding tooth structure gray. This does not occur with t ... Read More
Dr. Jaspreet Dheri
3 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The metal filling will discolor your teeth. Over time the metal (amalgam) fillings corrode and cause the fillings to turn from looking shiny to lookin ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Amalgam stain: You will see darkening gray near the filling that shows through the enamel.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The muscles of the jaw and face are incredibly powerful and it's not uncommon for someone who grinds their teeth to damage not only the fillings, but ... Read More
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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Specializes in Orthodontics
Absolutely!: Enamel is one of the hardest substances known and the forces produced during grinding are significant enough to affect restorations in your mouth. Sp ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: Grinding can wear down and break not only fillings, but teeth. See your dentist to check this and prescribe an occlusal guard if needed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Corrosion: Amalgam fillings are metal and the longer a metal stays in a wet environment the more likely it will corrode. It's that corrosion that will cause the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You can change them: if you want, but that's not going to make you any healthier.. there is no scientifically proven risk, only internet trash. Amalgams have been used or ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Neither: Both tooth colored and silver fillings are perfectly safe and effective as long as they are placed properly. The american dental association supports ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Ask your dentist: Metal fillings can be grayish in color ( Amalgam containing mercury) or yellow colored ( gold base does not contain mercury). According to the ADA, Me ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Coincidental: Stomach flu. It is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Need exam: Firstly, the silver fillings are not the cause of your infections. Secondly, are the teeth restorable? Thirdly, what is the condition of the remaining ... 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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