Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: FDA: Alternatives to Dental Amalgam

  1. #1
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    18,232

    Default FDA: Alternatives to Dental Amalgam

    Thanks to Stoneharbor for finding this source. A balanced review of alternatives to mercury amalgams.

    Other materials can also be used to fill cavities caused by dental decay. Like dental amalgam, these direct filling materials are used to restore the biting surface of a tooth that has been damaged by decay.Your dentist can discuss treatment options based on the location of cavities in your mouth and the amount of tooth decay.
    The primary alternatives to dental amalgam are as follows:


    Every restorative material has advantages and disadvantages.


    Read more: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Pr.../ucm171108.htm





  2. #2
    Veteran Member Maurya's Avatar
    Join Date
    29th August 2009
    Location
    Saint Croix
    Posts
    2,833

    Default Re: FDA: Alternatives to Dental Amalgam

    Interesting article. In addition, gold foil fillings, although probably the best tooth restoration technique altogether, require some skill on the part of the dentist. Very few dentists even have been taught these skills in their dental schools, and fewer yet have any amount of skill to do a really good job on any patient that one does not hate. In other words, I would not wish most of these guys on my worst enemy.

    I was fortunate enough to spend many years of my adult life in northwestern Washington, where I lucked into a dentist quite skilled in the art of gold foil fillings.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mercury and Dental Amalgam, FDA
    By Islander in forum Environmental Toxins
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-11, 01:13 PM
  2. FDA To Look At Dental Amalgam Again
    By mellowsong in forum Dental Fillings
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-07-10, 08:58 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-19-10, 02:57 PM
  4. Natural Alternatives to Cough and Cold Medicines
    By Islander in forum Natural Remedies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-10-10, 05:16 PM
  5. Herbal Alternatives to the Flu Shot (Part 1)
    By Reesacat in forum Herbs and Spices
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-28-07, 12:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
<<<<<<<< Your Customized Value <<<<<<<<