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I was trying to open a bottle-cap using my front teeth. To my surprise, a portion of my front tooth got chipped off. I was terrified and scared. I didn't know what to do at that moment. I waited for my mom to return back after shopping.

She took me to an emergency dental clinic in Toronto. The doctor said that the broken tooth can be restored using standard dental fillings.

I have heard that dental fillings are similar to dental amalgams and that they are made up of mercury. Isn't mercury a poisonous substance? Is the mercury, which is absorbed into the body harmful?

I am new to dental procedures. Is there anybody over here who can explain to me about dental fillings in detail? Please give some genuine replies and suggestions. Thanks in advance.


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I'm pretty sure that a dentist would use a white filling that may be ceramic, but certainly is not a mercury amalgam filling.

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On the subject of dental fillings I am curious to know if there has been any connection made with the amount of amalgam fillings used and the possible effect on ear difficulties.
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Whilst I have always had a very mild form of Hyperacusis since a RTA in 1994 and subsequent surgery on my jaw. 18 months ago, I had a filling break and after the repairs made by my Dentist, my H went through the roof. I finally have an appointment with a Restorative Dentist so fingers crossed may find a cure or at least an explanation.
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