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Amalgam Fillings

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Posted by: Irine34  (9 years ago)
I have had all but one of my amalgam fillings replaced with the clear ones.

Do you think I should change this last one as well?

I have read conflicting information on to leave it or not to leave it, so I'd love to hear what you guys have to say.


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Posted by: lucy229  (9 years ago)
I had all mine removed over the last few years, but only because the needed to be replaced anyhow.

I found a great new dentist (thanks CheckDent) on this site, who did them for me at a VERY reasonable cost.
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Hi Irene!

If your amalgam filling is still airtight and solid then you should leave it alone. If however, it is leaking, or loose, then you should consider getting a new one.

Also, bear in mind why most of your fillings are in your side teeth - check out the video "Initial Caries" for more information.

Consequently, I would suggest you get a long-lasting, durable filling, for example a ceramic inlay.

All the best!
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