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Are Composite Fillings Permanent?

composite filling expectency

Well, no. But any of the different dental fillings types are permanent. Some last longer than others. Some have other advantages to them besides lasting a long time. It really depends on which type of filling is used, where it’s used, and how well you care for your teeth that can all impact the life expectancy of your dental filling.

How Long Does Composite fillings Last?

Composite fillings in Irvine are originally designed to match your teeth and blend seamlessly into your smile, they are in fact basically invisible.

These restorations also usually require less drilling, which means more of your healthy tooth can be kept intact.

However, while they’re definitely more aesthetically pleasing, they may not always be an option. Composite fillings don’t last as long as silver fillings, and on average sustain for about 7-10 years. Nonetheless, they’re still an incredibly strong, successful treatment for most cavities.

So even if composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Advantages of Composite Fillings

Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

Here are some of the advantages of getting composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

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