How Many Years Do Dental Fillings Last?

How Many Years Do Dental Fillings Last?

Dental fillings are a reliable treatment to address cavities. 

They stop the progression of decay while also fortifying your natural tooth. Getting a tooth filling helps safeguard the tooth’s pulp, preventing the need for a later root canal. A simple tooth filling can restore your tooth and prevent tooth loss in the long term. 

Even so, it’s important to understand how long dental fillings will last so you know when you may need to update it. Keep reading to learn more about how long a tooth filling lasts. 

Breaking Down the Lifespan of Dental Fillings

At A New Smile Dental Center,  we offer multiple material choices for tooth fillings. We still provide longstanding gold and silver fillings, but we also offer tooth-colored dental fillings for a natural look.

Overall, dental fillings last roughly 10 years. However, different materials have different expectations for longevity. Here’s what you need to know. 

  • Gold Fillings: Gold fillings are the longest lasting with a lifespan of 15 to 30 years. 
  • Silver Amalgam Fillings: These are also very durable, lasting 10-15 years. 
  • Ceramic/Porcelain Fillings: Ceramic or porcelain fillings offer a natural look and a 15-year lifespan. 
  • Resin Fillings: Resin is another natural-looking material, but it has a shorter lifespan of only 5-7 years.

Maintaining Dental Fillings

Besides the material choice, how you maintain your fillings will also affect how long they last. Here are some practical tips:

  • Dental Care Routine: Brush and floss daily to keep both natural teeth and fillings in good condition.
  • Addressing Teeth Grinding: If you grind your teeth, using a custom appliance can help protect your teeth and fillings.
  • Protective Measures: Wear a dental mouthguard to protect your teeth and fillings during sports. 
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule regular preventative dental care visits at A New Smile Dental Center for cleanings and exams to maintain your teeth and fillings. 

Choose A New Smile Dental Center for Tooth Fillings in Miami

Selecting an experienced dentist is crucial to ensuring the lasting success of your fillings. A New Smile Dental Center in Miami provides tooth fillings you can count on. Our dentists share detailed information about how to maintain your oral health and fillings for years to come. 

Schedule your appointment today for exceptional tooth fillings in Miami!

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