It depends, many dentists have many different ideas. But, it will most likely cost a great deal, could be $20,000 or more, so be prepared.
The Diamond line are good products.
The same type of amalgams are being used today that were used when I was a kid and they still contain 50% mercury or more.
Dental materials are not all biocompatible. In fact, some can make people very sick. White composite fillings can also vary in toxicities.
It is important to go to a biologic dentist and know what materials he is using. You can look up the MSDS (material Safety Data Sheet) for them or go a step further and get a Serum Biocompatibility Test
mercury fillings are not any safer than they were when i was a kid. i will ask dr david kennedy, dds to confirm this and make a post after he answers.
the biocompatibility report is the only thing people have, so even if it doesn't work (which i say it does and so does hal huggins, the inventor), it is worth the $250 or so. some people prefer muscle testing, but i am not into that myself and would rather see folks get a biocompatibility report to accompany the muscle testing if they are set on doing it. but, it's up to them.
an MSDS can be hard to read, but if you know the key things you are looking for, it is not that difficult.
to know the types of illnesses a composite could cause, you can look up the toxicities of the different ingredients in them, for example, Bis-gma.
Dave, is there any truth to this whatsoever?
"the amalgams today have a more controlled mixing phases. witch means they expels less mercury to the body."
Dr. David Kennedy, DDS:
Dr. Kennedy is the producer and narrator of the "smoking teeth" video