Amalgam (mercury) fillings
Posted 29 March 2004 - 11:08 AM
I'm gonna get these suckers removed and replaced with composite fillings asap! Those who have done this procedure? How long does it take? and how much?
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:21 PM
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:27 PM
Maybe you can think about the filling replacement as being part of your massive product line. Money well spent. I hear that it's anywhere from 40-100 per filling.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:27 PM
I'd heard it wasn't supposed to be painful but for me it was extremely unpleasant. And extremely expensive. Insurance only covered half of the cost which put me out about $400 per tooth.
Get a good dentist!!
If you're unsure about what your dentist has suggested get a second opinion! It seems to me like some are just trying to make a buck.
Also if the mercury gets into your body by inadequate removal you can get very very sick.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 03:45 PM
Now I have a discount program and the price varies for composite from $44 - $120 a filling depending on the # of surfaces. Whereas the price for amalgam is $35 - $63 depending on the surfaces. Although with a good plan, it could cost as little as $20 for a composite filling. Regardless of the fact that amalgam is cheaper, for those that currently have these, remember it's not worth the cost to your health (or your future children's). Besides eventually they will have to be placed, since they expand (and crack your tooth) over time. Also, you shouldn't have to pay extra to get one replaced with the other though, just the cost to get a filling.
P.S. under my discount plan Crowns range from $361 - $409 because amalgam is covering almost the entire tooth.
Posted 31 March 2004 - 04:43 PM
Sucks to be me.
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