HOV Dentistry
Atlanta, GA Dentist

I have a lot of silver fillings in my mouth. Are these bad?

No! Many dentists will try and convince you that silver (“mercury”) fillings are bad. This is FALSE! There is no scientific evidence that amalgam fillings are linked to health problems. There is nothing wrong with silver fillings. In fact, Dr. Patel has a few of them himself.

However, over time, silver fillings have been known to break down and allow saliva and bacteria to leak in between the tooth and the filling. This is unfortunate because you cannot clean this area and it causes a cavity under the filling. This is when Dr. Patel would recommend that we remove the filling, clean any damaged tooth structure, and either refill with a bonded, tooth-colored filling or use a stronger, more solid restoration, like porcelain, to protect the tooth long-term.

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