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Can you tell me how many years can an amalgam filling emit mercury?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
They don't: Several studies show that silver fillings are chemically stable and do not emit mercury in the mouth. Go to ada site to verify.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Irrelevant: Amalgam is a safe and durable choice according to ADA. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects.

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