Hi there. I go into the dentist in 2 weeks to get some fillings put in. For health reasons I would like to have white fillings rather than the silver(mercury) fillings. The first dentist I went to had no problem with doing all white fillings, however; my insurance covered a lot more at a different dentist, so I transferred there. When I mentioned to the new dentist that I wanted white fillings, he said there might be some teeth he couldn't do in white. I am curious if anyone has any knowledge about this, and why he would say this. I do not want to, nor will I allow him to fill my cavities with silver fillings, so what do I do? I was thinking perhaps have him fill the ones with white that he says he can do and then go back to the other dentist for the other ones that he can't do(and just have to pay out of pocket, but hopefully not as much). I have 8 fillings(I know it's horrible!!), so that would be a lot of mercury(in my opinion). Anybody research the silver fillings and are concerned about the mercury content? I know there is a dentist on this board, what do you think? Any suggestions for me. I guess this is my lesson to take better care of my teeth. Thanks.
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12/7/01 at 12:33am