My dentist says I have a heavily amalgamed molar that requires filling and a crown. I am concerned about the possibility of mercury leakage from the existing cavity and from the work the dentist is going to do. My dentist is dismissive of amalgam mercury leakage issues. Should I proceed with the amalgam filling and crown.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 22 - February - 2012, at 10:45 AM

  • when the mercury is used with the silver in amalgam form then leeching of mercury does not take place . more so ever  these days preweighed mercury is used so that excess is not there so chances of mercury leeching are not there. If crowns are put on the teeth then the fillings do not come in contact with the oral cavity. Chances of mercury leakage is not there in that case. For more info on mercury you can visit the following link...

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