If I had silver mercury amalgam dental fillings, can I change to a safer material?

You can change them. if you want, but that's not going to make you any healthier.. there is no scientifically proven risk, only internet trash. Amalgams have been used or over 150 years: you'd think by now we would know if they were detrimental to your health. I would change them as your silver fillings break down and need replacement anyway, but it's your call.
Of course you can. but if not broken why fix it? It may last you for a lifetime. Only if esthetics is an issue. Take care.

Related Questions

Can you get your silver/mercury/amalgam fillings taken out?

Yes. Filling with amalgam can definitely be replaced with tooth colored restorations. Be aware though, that after replacement, the teeth may be sensitive for awhile due to the procedures. Read more...
Of course. However, they are safe and durable choice. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects.. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. Read more...

Is a mouthful of amalgams (silver-mercury) fillings safe?

Yup. Do you have any symptoms or illnesses that you think could be attributed to your silver fillings? Your question is based on misinformation posted in the internet that has no scientific basis. Billions of silver fillings have been placed for over 150 years.. You'd think by 2014 we would know if they were dangerous. You should not suffer any problems, but change them if it makes you feel better. Read more...
Absolutely safe. I have a mouth full of silver fillings and I have no intention of changing them. I'm still waiting to see even 1 article in a well refereed scientific journal that tells me otherwise. It's a hoax. It's bad science. Don't fall for the mumbo-jumbo. Read more...
Yes. The "pop" claim that these ruin health is actually a cynical scam by people who want to charge you thousands of dollars to have them replaced. As a pathologist who is very familiar with what real mercury poisoning looks like clinically and pathologically, and as a physician who knows how a person can be "scared sick" by a charlatan, i urge you to ignore this business. Read more...

Was wondering if my temp filling I put in the hole is on top of or touching my amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings?

Might be... ... See a dentist to restore the tooth properly. Read more...
Temp. Fix . That is ok tell you see a dentist to restore that tooth properly, sounds like you have a cavity next to or under an amalgam filling, haste to be fixed before it turns into roost canal treatment to that tooth... Read more...
No worry. Just be sure to contact your dentist to have a temporary filling replaced with a permanent one. Take care. Read more...

I read on the net that dental fillings (silver-mercury based) are toxic. Could they be removed safely?

Yes, they can.. But you've read a lot of gibberish. Silver fillings have been used for over 150 years on millions if not billions of patients. You'd think by 2013 we would know if they were dangerous to our health.. Makes sense, right? It would be best to replace them with white fillings as they break down over time, one by one. However, it's your mouth, do what you feel is best. Read more...
You can remove. However, amalgam is a safe and durable choice. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Advances in modern dental technology allow to place tooth colored composite fillings instead of amalgam fillings to restore the natural appearance of the tooth. Read more...
Scam. These claims are phony, and removing mercury fillings is a cynical money-maker. If there was a conspiracy to hide the truth, dentists, NIH research piranhas, and master spies wouldn't get amalgam fillings. Read more...
Can be removed, but. Once an amalgam (mercury containing) filling has set, it can not leach out mercury. The mercury is chemically bound up with the other components of the filling material and can not get free. Mercury toxicity from fillings is fear-mongering, not fact. You can also cause damage to the tooth removing the old filling. If you have a broken filling that needs replacing then go ahead otherwise leave it. Read more...
Yes, but the premise that these fillings are dangerous is based on quack pseudoscience. It is not based on facts. Read more...
Mixed opinions. The amalgam (silver) filling and its safety has been debated for decades. It often depends on whom or what organization is saying the fillings are unsafe. Most fillings these days are acrylic or porcelain, with no silver/mercury. But to remove all existing silver fillings to cure an ailment is not necessarily true, and removal may create more problems- sensitive teeth, root canals, etc. Read more...