Hi! My husband needs to have his Amalgams removed, but he does not currently have dental insurance. Do most insurance companies cover Amalgam removal? If he gets insurance, and then shortly thereafter has this work done, will they still cover the cost, or do they have some sort of rule that a certain amount of time (and payments) has to go by before they will cover it? Can anyone recommed a good dental insurance co.?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Can't help. My insurance is really a cheap insurance, so I'm paying for it myself. My dentist is charging me about 40.00 a piece for the fillings to be removed and replaced, so it is pricey. Like anyone who has no insurance, tell the dentist you are not insured and get quotes from several dentists. A lot of times doctors will reduce their price because they don't have to deal with the insurance companies.
I couldn't find insurance that would cover Amalgam replacement. Unfortunately they consider it cosmetic.
I payed $170 canadian per tooth and had 27 replaced involving 15 teeth. Alot of the dentists I checked out had lower prices but I chose the most expensive one because he was a holistic dentist and used the proper protocal to remove them. This was almost a year ago and the improvement to my health has been well worth the investment.
Don't be afraid to start the parasite, bowel,kidney,liver cleanses before removal as health can be drastically improved with them.
If money is a problem, It's well worth sacraficing other expenditures( eating out, movies, hobbies) Start with one tooth and chip away at it slowly. You'll be glad you did.
P.s. My wife has just informed me that her brothers Blue cross insurance covered most of his work.
when you say "27 replaced, involving 15 teeth" what does that mean? I'm neive how you cna have more than one replaced on a tooth. I'm having all the mercury taken out and replaced by the porcelan. (I'm too lazy to spell check)
Glad to hear that it's been worth it to you.
I am looking for a holistic dentist. Would you mind sharing the name and telephone number of the dentist you saw? I do not mind traveling to Canada to replace fillings as the prices you quoted sound better than what I have been quoted here.
Thanks for the responses! I was wondering if anyone has tried chlorella to help reduce mercury toxicity before you were able to have Amalgams removed? I think it may be a while before we can afford to have the work done, so is there anything that will bind the mercury and help eliminate it? We are already in the process of a bowel cleanse, then plan to do other cleanses(parasite, etc).
Big boi is back on the scene. I see now that my first message has been posted successfully. so Big Boi is now on message 2. All of this Amalgam stuff is a bunch of Brew Ha Ha. Listen, you are not recieving any mercury toxicity from Amalgam fillings. In the past, mabey, and that is iffy to tell you the truth. Look the amount of mercury that is used to create an amalgam is less then the size of 1 eye drop of visine,*key words* notice I said less then.and 99 percent of that is combined with the rest of the metals in order to create the amalgam, the other 1 percent is given off as a vapor when the capsule is opened. Look you get more mercury toxicity from the removal of Amalgams then from the placement of them, But you know what, spend your money,go on spend it. it's the American way. If I was a dentist I would take it and change out all of your Amalgams and place in composite fillings.
Do I have amalgam fillings in my mouth? No. If I ever needed a filling would I get amalgam fillings? No, I would get gold foil fillings, if I could find a dentist compentent enough to place them for me.
Well, why not amalgam fillings, Big Boi? you sound like a drum runner for the amalgam band wagon. The answer is,because Big Boi likes gold. If fact,the best restorative material to date to place into a person's mouth is gold. Big Boi also does not like the way that amalgam looks in the mouth, as Big Boi is vain, and Big Boi just loves his teethis (slang). And then Big Boi would choose composite, because it is the color of teeth, and with a professional job, you cannot tell that restorative dentistry was done at all.
But, if Big Boi had no loot, but had a big hole in his tooth, Big Boi would salvage them by getting amalgam.
Big Boi has spoken
take care folks,
There is a wealth evidence to the contrary. Anyone that leaves a posting such as this on a board such as this obviously has an agenda. Please do not pay any attention to this person, he/she knows nothing of what he/she speaks. Get the mercury out of your mouth.
This is your boy....Big Boi. Look, first of all I am a male, and all male. That point is very important to me. Secondly, I have no agenda. That is such a ridiculous comment that I don't even know what to say in return other than this Frost...Weed has been proven to cause paranoia. I just got this new computer you see as well as high speed internet access and let me tell you.. if you don't have it, get it. people used to get upset with me for playing spades on AOL cause I was taking such a long time to play.. well, the real reason was because I was still using the telephone line. So if I have an agenda it is that I have high speed internet access and I can now surf the web and talk about things that I know about. Lets face it, Big Boi has a Big mouth. And Big Boi talks a lot of mess, but there are times such as these in which Big Boi speaks the truth. Pick up on it or don't the choice is yours. I am not getting paid to talk, and by the way if google would not have shown me this site you would have never known Big Boi. So Thank the internet Gods for that in your quiet time.
Since I had one nay sayer I will delve into this topic a little further, for again, I know a lot about this subject. Dr.Clifford Sturdevant The esteemed author of The Art and Science of Operative Dentistry writes this. The next serious controversy arose in 1980 when Dr. Hal Huggins publicly condemned dental amalgam. Dr. Huggins, a practicing dentist in Colorado, was convinced that mercury released from dental Amalgam was responsible for a plethora of human diseases affecting the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Patients claimed recoveries from multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and other afflictions as a result of removing their dental Amalgam fillings. For almost a decade, a loyal following of patients and dentists expanded the call to ban dental amalgam. Research in the United States and other first world countries has since demonstrated clearly that there was no basis for any of these claims.
In 1991, the general American public was widely exposed to the controversy when it was reported by a mojor television program(60 Minutes). In response to numerous public questions, the profession, the National Institute of Health-National Institute for Dental Research (NIH_NIDR), the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), and several other groups held forums involving world-famous scientists and clinicians to reeexamine the issue. Although these experts agreeded dental amalgam research was needed and should continue, the concluded ther there was NO BASIS FOR CLAIMS THAT DENTAL AMALGAM WAS A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH HAZARD. They strictly recommended that dental Amalgams not be removed for that reason. However, the controversy is far from being resolved. There continue to be claims of hazards published in both local paper and nonscientific journals, and occasionally as well in scientific journals. However, all published research demonstrates clearly that there is no cause-and-effect relationship between dental amalgam restorations and other health problems. This controversy will probably never be resolved because there will always be a certain percentage of patients seeking a miracle cure for their problems. However, fears of dental amalgam are not a basis for amalgam removal.
Understanding the issues related to dental amalgam use has been a challenging problem for dental patients. The issues are complex and dealing with them requires some knowledge of physical chemistry and biochemical proceses. It is not realistic to think that a general dentis has the time to effectively communicate this information. In addition, most dentists are perceived by patients as having a vested interest in the decision to use dental amalgam. Yet, clearly the public wants to know. Fortunately, very clear and concise reviews of the controversy have been ublished by reputable consumer affairs groups.
Now, Why did Big Boi type all of this? #1 as you can see, Big Boi has absolutely nothing to do #2 Big Boi has high speed internet access. I would have never typed this had I been on a regular telephone line, in fact my boy (slang, for friend) called and had I been typing using the telephone line, my computer would have froze on me. Take it or leave it folks. Now that is the facts, and I wrote nothing extra. If you have serious health issues Trust me when I say it is not from your teeth. I also advise that in the future if you get another cavity, then use a hybrid composite for the posterior and a microfil composite with flouride ionic release for the anterior teeth. and above all brush and floss daily and brush your tounge and use listerine. Composites cost more to put in and they break down a lot quicker then amalgam does and porcelan composites, because of there hardness breaks down opposing occlusion (in essence you wear out the enamel of the teeth that grind against the teeth that have the porclean) and composites still exibit micro-leakage, because shrinkage of the material occurs when the u.v. light is used to harden the composite material when light curing. But if you cannot afford all of that stuff and you have a cavity, please get an amalgam so that you can maintain your dentition and don't let paranoia scare you from maintaining sound oral health. and Yall have a nice day
Big Boi stated
"If you have serious health issues Trust me when I say it is not from your teeth."
Why should anyone trust you?
Is it because of your new computer?
Or your hi-speed internet service?
Or are you some kind of an "Expert" in something?
I'm not going to get into a pissing contest with you on this, because obviously you have nothing to do. However I have first hand experience with amalgum removal & health benefits, you don't. Therefore your opinion, & thats all it is, means nothing.
Dear Big Boi, With all due respect to other human being, I must say that if you stop sounding like a street hustler, I’ll give more importance to what you’re maintaining. Nobody here questioned your sexuality, and that’s just one…
Where did you flunk chemistry? Each filling has 500,000 to 1,ooo,ooo micrograms hg . It does not evaporate when placed;it poisons you slowly over several years. I don't have all day ,or week to list the diseases caused by hg, the most toxic ,mutagenic substance on the planet except plutonium. You should read Tooth Truth by Frank Jerome DDS and Its All in Your Head by Hal Huggins MS DDS and then read the hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies referred to by them. There is a mountain of evidence that Amalgam is toxic. THe studies that suggest its safe are flawed and usually in the dental version of Pravda ,the JADA which incidently is not a peer reviewed journal.
If a person has 15 fillings they are exposed to well over 100 microgms hg /day. ten microgms/day is toxic according to the EPA, WHO etc.
What is your scientific background?