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How Safe Is It To Have A Gold Crown Sitting Next To An Amalgam Filling
Very safe!: As a dentist with over 25 years of experience, i'd venture to say millions of gold crowns are sitting there next to amalgam fillings. The vast majority of them (probably 99% or more) exhibit no interaction (significant galvanic current) causing symptoms. There is disagreement among dentists on this topic. Some dentists are very anti-amalgam and very passionate about it. Me? I place amalgams! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental amalgam is a material used as a filling to replace tooth structure lost as a result of decay or fracture and is produced by mixing liquid mercury with solid particles of an alloy of silver, tin, copper, and sometimes zinc. Although it has been used for over 100 years and is an outstanding material that has stood the test of time, over the years it has ...Read more
Last week a dentist gave me two amalgam fillings (one directly next to a gold crown) immediately after a hygiene treatment.Since then my mouth is pain?
See your dentist: If your teeth are bothering you where you had your filling(s), there could be a few reasons why. 1- your bite is off which your dentist can easily fix. 2- the filling is deep because you had a deep cavity. If your cavity was close to your nerve your tooth may be sensitive up to 6-8 weeks and if it continues longer or is painful anytime them you may need a root canal. Either way see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dentist says you can't have a gold crown atop a tooth which has a silver filling since it creates a magnetic pull?
My dentist says you can't have a gold crown atop a tooth which has a silver filling since it creates a magnetic. Other opinions?
My opinion\advice: Technically and theoretically, two dissimilar metals in the presence of saliva which is acidic may create a galvanic response causing some 'shock'. In reality, this has never been a problem for me or my patients. It can happen and is often mild and temporary. Other options are to replace the silver filling with a composite filling, or use a ceramic crown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did root canal through the gold crown, permenant fillings were done by dr i did not know. Is root canal final sealing same as regular filling?
I have an implant with a gold crown. A tooth next to it is painful when chewing and has a big mercury filling.Could those dissimular metals be cause?
I have an old discolored formerly white filling on my front tooth. Could the dentist replace it? He only likes amalgams and gold, of course
Talk to him: I don't know of any present day dentists who would advocate placing a silver colored filling or a gold colored filling on a front tooth. Talk to him about various other options and what's the most conservative treatment available. Ask him what he would recommend to you if you were his son. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both safe: Silver amalgam fillings have been around over 150 years and no conclusive evidence or study ever to my knowledge on them not being safe. Composite fillings newer and considered safe but have not stood the same test of time. Both have had controversies concerning their safety. I would have either in my mouth without any concern! air, water. Food and just living is not 100% safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's done all the time. Presuming there is a problem with the existing restoration, once it's removed a new restoration can be placed utilizing any of several different materials. Replacing amalgam fillings simply because they are amalgam is sometimes done for esthetic or other reasons but you will find many opinions on this topic. From the ada: http://www.Ada.Org/2468.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
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