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Is it safe to use mercury amalgam fillings?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The insurance

Companies would like you to believe that it is a safe and viable restoration because it is cheap for them. Many insurance companies will also downgrade resin restorations to amalgams to save money.
Amalgams had their day 50 years ago. It is an overall inferior filling (forget the mercury issue) which weakens the tooth. There is no literature supporting the benefits of amalgams in decades.

In brief: The insurance

Companies would like you to believe that it is a safe and viable restoration because it is cheap for them. Many insurance companies will also downgrade resin restorations to amalgams to save money.
Amalgams had their day 50 years ago. It is an overall inferior filling (forget the mercury issue) which weakens the tooth. There is no literature supporting the benefits of amalgams in decades.
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Amalgam is safe

Many studies has examined these amalgam fillings and found them to be an effective, strong long-lasting treatment for dental cavities.
American Dental Association supports use of the amalgam materials. It is proofed that there is no need for concern about the safety of amalgam fillings. You should replace amalgam fillings only when they are worn or broken.

In brief: Amalgam is safe

Many studies has examined these amalgam fillings and found them to be an effective, strong long-lasting treatment for dental cavities.
American Dental Association supports use of the amalgam materials. It is proofed that there is no need for concern about the safety of amalgam fillings. You should replace amalgam fillings only when they are worn or broken.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Yes

Silver amalgam (silver, mercury and other metals) have been used in dentistry for well over 150 years.
Decades of research have gone into their safety and to address public health concerns and all the true science reports that silver amalgam fillings are safe. Only about 3 in one million have a documented mercury sensitivity! So rest easy!

In brief: Yes

Silver amalgam (silver, mercury and other metals) have been used in dentistry for well over 150 years.
Decades of research have gone into their safety and to address public health concerns and all the true science reports that silver amalgam fillings are safe. Only about 3 in one million have a documented mercury sensitivity! So rest easy!
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: It depends

Recently a gene variant has been identified that predisposed people to harm form mercury in dental fillings.
There may be other genes as well. In addition amalgam fillings dramatically weaken teeth and predispose them to fracture. The fda has recommended that children and pregnant women not receive amalgam fillings and that they should be "phased down". There are better alternatives today.

In brief: It depends

Recently a gene variant has been identified that predisposed people to harm form mercury in dental fillings.
There may be other genes as well. In addition amalgam fillings dramatically weaken teeth and predispose them to fracture. The fda has recommended that children and pregnant women not receive amalgam fillings and that they should be "phased down". There are better alternatives today.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Jack Binder
Dentistry

In brief: More than 100 yeqrs

There is no conspiracy for dentists to poison you.
Amalgam fillings have been used for more than 100 years. There is no science behind the belief that amalgam fillings are toxic. They are inexpensive and last a very long time. The white fillings are better looking, but they are made of plastic and they leach dangerous chemicals like bisphenol.

In brief: More than 100 yeqrs

There is no conspiracy for dentists to poison you.
Amalgam fillings have been used for more than 100 years. There is no science behind the belief that amalgam fillings are toxic. They are inexpensive and last a very long time. The white fillings are better looking, but they are made of plastic and they leach dangerous chemicals like bisphenol.
Dr. Jack Binder
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Yes except...

Unless you are only one of a handful of people in the work that are truly allergic to mercury, amalgam fillings have stood the test of time and are extremely safe.
To my knowledge, not one reputable scientific study has shown otherwise. If this concerns you, you can always have composite fillings instead.

In brief: Yes except...

Unless you are only one of a handful of people in the work that are truly allergic to mercury, amalgam fillings have stood the test of time and are extremely safe.
To my knowledge, not one reputable scientific study has shown otherwise. If this concerns you, you can always have composite fillings instead.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
sorry, there is such a study: http://www.smithtownsmiles.com/blog/11292012-1810/first-mercury-toxicity-gene-identified
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