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What kind of fillings are used on children? My seven year old son has got to go in for a filling, unfortunately, and i'd like to know if they use standard silver fillings on children or the porcelain ones? I'm worried about the mercury that's in the silve

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Dr. Michael Wollock
28 years experience in Dentistry
South : South bend, they can use any kind of filling you prefer. Although still approved, i understand your concern over the use of silver fillings. And even though many dentist place white fillings, they are prone to recurrent cavities in baby teeth. My recommendation is a white but non-matching filling material called glass ionomer. This material is usually easy to place; making it less stressful on your child, and increasing the potential for a more successful outcome. And since it absorbs Fluoride form their toothpaste, it helps prevent recurrent cavities. I hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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