Do you have mercury fillings or nice white fillings?

Answer Since I still get my dental care free on the NHS my filling is a mercury one. I don't really mind though, it's in a molar right at the back of my mouth so you can't see. And it does it's job.

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I got silver fillings the other day. I don't like them and want to change to white fillings. Options?

You could go back and pay them to replace with white fillings. Of course, white fillings are strictly inferior in back teeth because they are not as strong and leak (causing more cavities).

Im getting the wires for my braces tomorrow and few hours later cavity fillings will the fillings hurt...?

The cavity filling generally doesn't hurt any and the braces and the filling probably won't have any effect on each other. You probably have spacers so it's not uncommon for a tooth to get a bit lo... Read More »

What are the dangers of mercury fillings?

The mercury found in dental fillings is used to bind the powdered silver or tin into a paste that can be placed in the cavity. Mercury is used because it is the only metal alloy that is liquid at r... Read More »

What is used instead of mercury for fillings in the teeth?

Traditionally when you needed to prevent your teeth from undergoing further decay, your dentist used amalgam fillings. These fillings, also called silver fillings, contained mercury. Now you have a... Read More »