Dear Dr Hughes, I have just had an estimate for £899.00 to have the old filling removed from a molar and a CEREC CAD/CAM inlay / overlay procedure carried out to the same molar. Does this sound to you to be a fair estimate for this treatment? I have not decided yet whether to go ahead with this procedure. I would very much like to have the procedure done, but it seems quite expensive to me. The filling that is in place, but loose at the moment, is the older mercury amalgam type. Does this make any difference to the cost of this procedure? Many thanks, I hope you can help me come to a decision.
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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
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.
I’m Concerned I May Be Exposed To Mercury After My Amalgam Filling Broke. Should I Have The Remainder Removed Or Covered?Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Hello, my good old amalgam filling just broke off. Having background in toxicology, I am pretty concerned about this situation. Looks like I have swallowed part of it, I rinsed off the rest. There is a residue of amalgam still in my tooth. Removing it can produce further exposure to mercury. Not sure if I am ready to part with my tooth either so my question is, if it makes sense to cover that cavity with composite filling, sealing the remaining amalgam? Can that be done without cleaning/scrubbing old amalgam in the cavity? Thank you.
I recently visited a dentist who has advised me I need an amalgam filling replaced and refilled using the same material, I asked her about white composite fillingsand she reluctantley said she could do it but said it would not be strong enough in my root filled back tooth – I donot agree with her in this asI have done some research and usin amalgam is highly toxic etc. This lady is an NHS dentist will she be properly trained in inserting composite fillings?
She also reluctantly polished 2 of my teeth as she said the others were fine lthough in the Â£17 paid it does say you are entitled to a tooth polish, afterwards I was not even offered a mouth swill! I have therefore lost my confidence in going back for the appointment for treatment and am in a dilemma as to what to do.
I would appreciate some advice from you please.
Hello I have suffered with multiple sclerosis for some years now . I recently read an article saying that mercury can have adverse effects because I suffer with M.S.
How true is this? I have a real dental phobia and finding out this has made me worried.
should I be concerned or not because last time I had the metal filling removed and replaced with a white filling that’s why I am worried cause as i suffer already with MS i am scared this will make my MS worse. Is there any alternative fillings i can have that are completely safe or would i have to pay extra for non mercury fillings.