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I Am Worried About The Effects Of Amalgam Fillings. Please Guide Me On Whether I Should Go For Amalgam Fillings Or Cerec?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Q.

Hello Dr. Mark,
I have 6 cavities and I am getting them filled soon. My dentist is suggesting Amalgam fillings. I have done so much research on effect of Amalgam on health and teeth. Even composite fillings are not durable. I have come across Cerec cad cam fillings, but not sure of its durability and effects on health.
I am looking for long durable, natural looking fillings.
Please guide me on whether I should go for Amalgam fillings or Cerec? Or any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Good day!


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I am concious of the black fillings on my lower teeth, what would you suggest to rectify this?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Q.

Hi. I have got three fillings at the bottom right of my mouth. I sing in front of crowds with my guitar and I am concious that I have black teeth and peoits off putting as I hate the look of them.

Is there any way of sorting this out, getting false teeth put in or whitening ‘cap’s ontop? Please help me!

Thanks,


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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What is is the best filling I can have?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Q.
i have a chipped tooth, bottom left at the back towards the tongue side.the tooth already has a small filling.i had the chipped tooth filled with a white filling but it came out after 24 hours. i want a filling which is permanent. please give me advice on which is the best filling to have. the dentist has told me that if the filling comes out he will fill it in again.,

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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Can I have old fillings replaced with white fillings?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Q.
If I have normal fillings, can I have these taken out and have white fillings put in, instead,

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Is the tooth crowing treatment irreversible?

Monday, December 21st, 2009
Q.
Hello. I am a 31 years old male pharmacist who needs 4 upper front dental crowns. I consulted with three reputable dentists, and they all say I do not qualify for veneers because I have large fillings, and not enough bone structure for veneers. I did a research on the internet, and it seems to be that multiple dental crowns are rare in people of my age, 31 years old. I feel somewhat embarrassed, and it makes me feel old and falling apart. It is a psychological issue and my dentist does not completely understand it, I think. Is it rare for a patient of my age, 31, to require 4 front crowns? Throughout my life, my teeth were always more vulnerable to decay. As a result, dentists did a lot of drilling. Unfortunately, I have large front fillings some with recurrent decay around the them. I understand that I need this procedure to save my teeth in the long run. But I feel so much uneasy about having this procedure done. Because almost all of the bone will be filed away during preparation, it seems to me that this procedure is really a tooth loss. The tooth that is receiving a crown will not longer be functional. Technically there is no tooth loss because the root is saved, but the crowned tooth can’t exist without the cap anymore. What scares me is that this procedure is irreversible. I am seeing a reputable cosmetic dentist and I do not question his quality of work. But still, just like others, he will have to take away most of the bone during crown preparation. Thank you for your answer


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My filling is fracturing and tastes weird is it harmless?

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Q.
Hi there, Im 27 and having a nightmare with my teeth, I havnt been to the dentist in over 3 years because my husbands salary went up and we are no longer entitled to it free. Anyway, my top middle tooth had previously had a black filling in, and the other day while I was eating a crunchy pizza, I heard a crack and half the filling fell out, the tooth is wobbly at the back half and Im really sore. Every time I swallow, I taste a chemical taste and worried about mercury poisoning (if not, what is the taste?) I have to find a dentist on Monday, and wont even have the time off to get it fixed until next Friday, whats the best thing to do until then, is the chemical taste harmless? half the filling is still there. Thank you This is horrible


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My new silver fillings tastes metalic should I be worried?

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Q.
Dear Rob, I have just had a silver filling frmo my local NHS dentist. In fact I’ve had three – I knew about two but it looks to me like I have had a third added onto one of my other teeth. The third filling tastes slightly metalic as I run my tongue over it. My dentist had to reshape the filling in the next tooth – otherwise nothing else of note happened. Do I need to get the metalic taste checked out? Many thanks!!!


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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Back tooth with amalgam filling causing severe pain.

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Q.
I had back tooth problems. there was hole on my back teeth. it was extream pain. i went to dentiest and did the amalgam filing on that and that i got much more pain on it. i cant bite anything. next day dentist said that i got infection and he gave amoxicillin. and he said that i need to do crown on it. can you please tell me what to do. it herts me a big time.


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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NHS dentist has advised to have veneers please advise.

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Q.
My two front teeth are worn away at the bottom i had a bap inbetween when i was growing up for the past couple of years i have been getting the gap filled will tiny fillings iv just recently been to my dentist which is NHs and they said i should get veneers im unsure what to do ?? as my teeth are healthy otherwise


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Is sub-standard material used for making dental bridges?

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Q.
Hello, I had a bridge fitted in April.Yesterday I bit a piece of sellotape off the roll and as a result a piece chipped off the bottom of my tooth. My dentist said I need a new bridge, I was told that bridges are only guaranteed for 3 months, I thought that fillings,crowns etc were guaranteed for 12 months. I had a bridge previously for 12 years with no problems (also using my teeth on Sellotape). This makes me wonder if the materials used are sub-standard as I have done nothing extreme to warrant the damage.


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