On the safety of dental fillings

For many years there have been questions raised regarding the safety of dental amalgam (silver) fillings. The concerns over silver fillings stem from the fact that they contain mercury. While mercury in its free elemental form is toxic to humans, the relevant question is whether or not mercury that is bound to other metals in […]

Get more mileage from your dental work

Most of the columns I write are based on the questions that I am asked routinely by my own patients.  One of the most frequently posed questions is, “How long should a filling last?” The question is a very good one, because it is relevant to anyone who has ever had dental work done.  It […]