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silver fillings side effects

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirsch Ziegler
46 years experience Dentistry
None, only a tattoo: There is no side effect if some amalgam becomes imbedded under the gums. Clinically it is considered to be an "amalgam tattoo". I have seen this many ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Possible indication : of a leaking (recurrent decay) and defective filling. The dentist will use this information along with a visible examination to give you a diagnosis a ... 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joaquin Siles
46 years experience Prosthodontics
Silver fillings: It depends whether you have a big mouth or not.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Many Differences: Silvers are faster to place ;, therefore, usually a little less costly. They are a bit more durable than white ones too. However, they contain lots of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience Dentistry
Moderately visible: It depends on how wide you smile or laugh or talk, and how big the silver filling will be. Chances are good, any moderate or large silver filling wil ... Read More
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Dr. R Thomas
Dr. R Thomas answered
31 years experience Dentistry
Sounds : Sounds like most likely you are describing remnants of old filling. Certainly, if you just had white fillings placed, the piece of silver filling is n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience Dentistry
Silver fillings ok: Replace fillings when they need to be replaced- not before. A new filling often removes more tooth enamel and can irritate the nerve in the tooth ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: If that is what you would like, speak to your dentist...

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