Tysons Dentistry

How long do fillings last?

woman receiving fillingAt Tysons Dentistry, we choose tooth-colored fillings for our patients because of their strength and natural appearance. These fillings are durable, but they are not permanent and will need to be replaced every five to ten years. This may sound like a broad timespan, but there are several factors that come into play that affect the longevity of your restoration.

First, your teeth withstand a lot of wear and tear. The types of foods you eat, how well you take care of your teeth, and whether or not you grind your teeth can all affect the lifespan of your fillings.

What You Can Do

But there are things you can do that will help preserve your restorations. You can’t expect a filling to last if you aren’t taking proper care of your teeth. That includes proper brushing and flossing and keeping your appointments for semi-annual dental exams and cleanings.

These preventive visits are also helpful because they ensure that your teeth are as clean and healthy as they can be. They also give our dentists the opportunity to check on the condition of your fillings to make sure they are strong and intact.

Do you have more questions about tooth-colored fillings at our Vienna, VA dental office? Please feel free to call us anytime, and we will be happy to arrange a time for you to come in for a consultation with Dr. Sanati or Dr. Shahram.

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