I've always wondered if dental insurance covers the people who want their Amalgams replaced with a non-mercury variant. I was under the impression that if a filling wasn't broken, the insurance company wouldn't underwrite the procedure simply because a member wanted it done.
I wouldn't be averse to flying to Mexico. But I wouldn't mind flying somewhere in the US as well. What's most important is that the dentist is skilled, experienced, and takes the precautions to minimize mercury exposure. The cost is important too, but...
It's pretty hard to find the cost of a similar procedure off the web. For three amalgams, it appears to cost somewhere between $800 and $4,000 (without insurance).
I suppose the best approach is to just build a list of mercury-free dentists in the area and call each one. I don't know if I should ask for the cost outright or explain my story.
Why do I feel that making these inquiries is such a tremendous challenge and burden? Maybe I'm afraid if it is true that the Amalgams have been the source of my problems all along. I just don't know. Must keep on moving forward.