Do dental fillings have to be replaced?

How long do fillings usually last?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Dental fillings typically last around 7-10 years. Yes, they will need to be replaced once the seal around the filling material is broken and is then considered failing or compromised. Many fillings go untreated for many years beyond this time. The typical result of this neglect is severe damage and more dental work like crowns, root canal or, worse case scenario, loss of tooth and implant. Many of these costly work can be avoided with regular maintenance by replacing failing fillings.

Published on Aug 02, 2011

Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Dental fillings typically last around 7-10 years. Yes, they will need to be replaced once the seal around the filling material is broken and is then considered failing or compromised. Many fillings go untreated for many years beyond this time. The typical result of this neglect is severe damage and more dental work like crowns, root canal or, worse case scenario, loss of tooth and implant. Many of these costly work can be avoided with regular maintenance by replacing failing fillings.

Published on Aug 02, 2011


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