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Are Teeth Fillings Safe
Safe: Based on scientific evidence, fda considers dental amalgam fillings also known as silver fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and above. The amount of mercury measured in the bodies of people with dental amalgam fillings is well below levels associated with adverse health effects. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
May be: Depending on the cause of the teeth hypersensitivity , consult your dentist as take home whitening agents might be more suitable for you than in office whitening as the concentration of the whitening gel is much less and tolerable and you can achieve same result just over an extended time rather than one hour on the dentist chair.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The material we use to seal a tooth is the same material we use to do permanent white fillings. Before any material is cleared to be used in the mouth it undergoes extensive testing as prescribed by the fda. This material has been in use for over 25 years with no reports of any toxicity. Sealants are recommended for permanent teeth with deep grooves to keep food and bacteria out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cavity preventers: Posterior permanent teeth have deep grooves and crevices on the chewing surface. This is the most common area to get a cavity on these teeth. Dental sealants are a composite material that is flowed into these areas to make them "shallow valleys" so food and bacteria can't get stuck in these grooves, thus making it harder to get a cavity. Sealants are cost effective and easy for the patient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sedation meds: During the extraction of wisdom teeth there can be several different combinations of medications used for intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. Most commonly, Lidocaine is the local anethesia of choice. Sedation medications can include but are not limited to midazolam, fentanyl, Propofol and decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Of course: If unsafe they would have been banned by the fda. Acrylic has been used in dentistry for over a century. There are an infinitesimally small group of people allergic to acrylic, but less than are allergic to strawberries or chocolate. Don't worry. Chance of allergy less than chance of being struck by lightning. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Direct porcelain filling have same placement procedure as direct resin fillings for front tooth? And why resin fillings are popular?
Shouldn't when new!: Composite fillings are a manmade substitute for natural tooth enamel. They are not made from the same materials and can only expect to approximate the naturalness of the enamel. When done well, they can look great for 3-8 years. However, made from acrylic they are slightly "porous" and are subject to absorbing unremovable stain. And their bonded edges eventually separate and stain there too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are alumina dental crowns strong?
Are there monolithic alumina crowns or only porcelain fused to alumina?
Please tell me if there are any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?
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- Are resin or plastic fillings safe?
- Cavity filling between teeth
- Wisdom teeth filling
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- Teeth gap filling
- Filling cavities in baby teeth
- White fillings for the front teeth
- Fillings in baby teeth
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