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Silver Metal Filling
What to do if i got a silver metal filling monday, and today ( a reaction to the silver metal filling or something?
Depends on reaction: Amalgam fillings rarely cause a reaction unless you have an physical allergy to the silver or mercury. Having said that, i haven't done amalgam fillings in 20 years just because i think there are better materials out there for restorations. I would contact your dentist to evaluate your concerns about a possible reaction. ...Read more
See your dentist: Depending upon how long ago the filling was placed, this could be a sign of needing to be smoothed and polished. This simple procedure could help decrease the irritation to the gums. Return to the practitioner who placed the filling for an evaluation. ...Read more
Gums hurt: Go back to the dentist who placed the filling to see why it's hurting you. ...Read more
Can silver fillings cause symptoms similar to MS (or cause ms)? If one breaks, falls out, cracks, can the hard metal inside cause ms? If so, what are the best ways to remove these without increase the symptoms?
No- not a cause: Silver fillings do not cause MS or symptoms of MS. Although we do not know all the reasons people have MS, we are sure it is not their fillings. If one breaks or falls out, have it replaced to protect your teeth. You do not need to have these removed for MS-related reasons or any medical reason that comes to mind. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
After silver filling by a dentish in my three teeth...I felt vomit, giddinss n the metals did NT hard.Its melting..Pl help.
Can be: If an amalgam filling was done, then there may be a few 'crumbs' of material left after the carving and shaping was done. Just rinse and spit them out. Very normal occurrance. ...Read more
Can fillings come out i have 3 fillings 2 white one silver and one of thewhite looks like its not there anymore?
Yes: Dental fillings, whether they are amalgam (silver) or composite (white) can definitely come out of a tooth. There are a a number of things that can cause the filling to come out. If a filling is missing from your tooth, you should see your dentist ASAP to evaluate the tooth and have the appropriate treatment performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your priorities?: Cost and longevity favor amalgam. If esthetics are your thing , then composites. The size of the cavity can also influence your decision. If it is small, a composite filling may require less tooth to be drilled away. There are other alternatives too, though they have higher costs. Gold is still a terrific choice. There are also porcelain fillings. Don't be afraid to talk to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by white composite resin fillings. However, some amalgam fillings that extend under the gums might be harder to restore with the composite resins due to the amount of fluid and saliva that could contaminate the site on the tooth into which the composite resin will be placed, thereby reducing the effectiveness and long term survival of the filling. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I can tell you this: Amalgam restorations have been around for over 150 years. You would think that after a billion silver fillings have been placed, we would know if there was a problem. You can choose whatever material you want or replace the fillings you have... It's your $$$. But it won't change your health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
That depends: If your metal fillings are in good condition, leave them alone. There is a chance your teeth could be damaged removing a perfectly good filling. If you have fillings that need to be replaced anyway then you can have them replaced with white fillings. They may however not last as long as metal fillings. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How hard is it to have a metal filling replaced with ceramic material? Is this suggested, or is it best to leave the filling in as is?
Not very hard: Its harder to give a complete answer because of not knowing why you asked as well as the type of material you are talking about. If there is nothing wrong with the filling leave as is. Are you referring to an amalgam or gold inlay? By ceramic are you referring to composite or a porcelain type like a crown that a dental lab makes? If a real large filling, a partial or full ceramic crown is option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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