Is it Safe to Have an MRI with Dental Fillings?

What is an MRI?

An MRI is a machine that doctors use to look inside your body without surgery. It uses magnets and computers to take pictures.

What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are materials put in teeth to fill holes caused by cavities.

How MRI Works

The MRI machine uses a very strong magnet to take pictures of the inside of your body.

Fillings and Magnets

Some dental fillings are made with metals, but they are usually safe with MRI's powerful magnets.

Doctors say it's generally safe to have an MRI even if you have dental fillings.

What Experts Say

Sometimes, metal in fillings can feel a bit warm during an MRI, but it's very rare.

Rare Issues

Safety First

Before your MRI, tell your doctor about your fillings. They will make sure everything is safe!

Most Common Fillings

Most dental fillings today are made of materials that don’t react to MRI magnets.

Doctors and MRI technicians check everything to ensure your safety during the MRI.