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When should I get my silver fillings replaced?

Q:When should I get my silver fillings replaced? A:Silver fillings start to corrode after 20 years. This can cause cracks in teeth and or leakage around the filling allowing decay.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger . . . Read more

Are silver fillings toxic?

Q:Are silver fillings toxic? A:Silver fillings contain mercury which is a toxic substance. The amount of mercury that is released is debatable. Luckily, now there are filling materials that are better than silver fillings.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. . . . Read more