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Is it possible to be allergic to tooth colored composite fillings and what actually is it there actually allergic to?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: In a word, no

There are no documented cases of allergy to composite dental fillings.
The composite is made of silicon dioxide which is a small inorganic molecule much too small to be recognized by the immune system so silicon dioxide can't produce allergies.

In brief: In a word, no

There are no documented cases of allergy to composite dental fillings.
The composite is made of silicon dioxide which is a small inorganic molecule much too small to be recognized by the immune system so silicon dioxide can't produce allergies.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Composites commonly emloy bis-GMA which is an acrylate combined with the silica. There are concerns that contact sensitivity can occur with acrylates. http://www.biotech.ufl.edu/EM/data/acrylate.html
Dr. Dennis Cufone
Dentistry

In brief: Probably not

There have not been any direct correlations to bis-acrylic allergies and composite restorations.
The amounts involved are just too small.

In brief: Probably not

There have not been any direct correlations to bis-acrylic allergies and composite restorations.
The amounts involved are just too small.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine

In brief: Composites

There are rare reports of sensitivity to acrylates.

In brief: Composites

There are rare reports of sensitivity to acrylates.
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