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Why are my fillings turning black?

Amalgam Fillings Turning Black Dental amalgam is the filling material that has been used by most dentists for many, many years to fix cavities in teeth. Essentially, it is a blend of metals like silver, copper, and tin. In order to make it moldable, a small amount of mercury is incorporated into the filling material, which allows it to be…

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Facts About Fillings!

Facts about Fillings!

Filling Facts A dental filling fills a hole in a tooth that used to have natural tooth structure. That hole can be created by tooth decay or even when part of the tooth breaks off. While "fillings" can be made of tooth-colored ceramic or plastic, they can also be made from metal like gold or silver-colored dental amalgam. Most of…

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