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How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Silver dental fillings have a life expectancy of 12-13 years. If your dental filling has fallen out, contact us immediately!

Silver dental fillings have a life expectancy of 12-13 years. If your dental filling has fallen out, contact us immediately!

If you have ever had a cavity, you are familiar with the process of getting a dental filling. Your dentist removes the decay from the tooth in question and “fills” that portion of the tooth with a hardened material. How long your filling will effectively last all depends on what type of filling you actually have. Your dentist could have used one of several different materials including silver amalgam, porcelain, gold, plastic, and most commonly – white, tooth-colored composite resin. Let’s talk about how long these fillings last and why you might need replacement. (more…)