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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 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
Dr. Hans Reinemer
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Restoring cavities : Composite resin fillings are one type of material that can be used to restore a tooth once dental decay has been removed and the tooth has been prepar ... Read More
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
43 years experience Dentistry
Restore teeth : While not a perfect restorative material yet, composite fillings can be bonded to tooth structure after decay removal to recreate the missing diseased ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
When necessary: When they are worn, have defective margins, broken or fractured. There is no specific life span for fillings.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
If defective: Dental fillings can last many years, but they are not as good as what nature originally made. How long they will last depends on how well you take car ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Owoc
19 years experience Prosthodontics
See Your dentist: If the filling is loose, you should see your dentist. He or she will remove the old filling and simply place another. If there is any cavity underneat ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Bonded filling: Set up an appointment with your dentist so he/she can evaluate the filling and the tooth, tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done. Fillings sh ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: At least you have taken care of your teeth and that's why you still have them. Ignore your teeth and they'll go away.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
A restored tooth: Silver fillings have been used for over 150 years.. You would think after all that time with the millions upon millions of fillings placed, there woul ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
No: There has never been any research that i'm aware of that has shown that mercury (although present) will leach from the filling into your system. Ther ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Unless your dentist advised otherwise. Amalgam fillings are set enough in approximately one hour. Composite fillings are set enough by the time you le ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
18 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes, some dentist still use amalgam(small amount of mercury) as their filling material of choice and they use it on baby teeth as well as adult teeth.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Trauma: The tooth was traumatized by the procedure. I can take a few days or even weeks to calm down, especially if the restoration is deep. Call your dentist ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Mercury is not a component in composite resin materials used for dental restorations.

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