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Re: resin fillings safe? by MrCooties ..... Dental Problems Support Forum

Date:   2/11/2005 10:18:51 PM ( 16 years ago ago)
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Most "resin" composite fillings are made of polycarbonate (methacrylate) that contains a chemical called bishenol-a, a xenoestrogen. Look up bisphenol-a. They also contain various other stuff like formaldehyde and aluminum oxides and barium etc. They are far from being "simple inert plastic".

As I understand it Diamondcrown brand uses polyethylene, a plastic that is safer and does not contain bishenol-a. Good luck finding a local dentist who uses it though.

I'm not aware of any filling that is 100% safe. Our society values marketing and special interest dollars over health and common sense science.

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