What are the dangers of mercury fillings?

Answer 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 »

Top Q&A For: What are the dangers of mercury fillings

Do you have mercury fillings or nice white fillings?

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.

When did they stop using mercury in fillings?

Mercury is found in amalgam dental fillings. Amalgam filings have been used since the 1800s in France and continue to be used as of June 2010. While mercury poisoning might potentially be fatal and... 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 »

How much mercury is in silver amalgum fillings?

Mercury is one metal found in a silver amalgam filling. According to a study conducted by the Department of Dental Materials and Technology at tghe University of Umea in Sweden, an amalgam filling... Read More »