Lifespan of Dental Fillings
How Long Do Dental Fillings Last? Lifespan of Dental Fillings Explained
The lifespan of dental fillings may vary based on several factors. Learn more by watching this educational video by Dr. Mark Teach, an experienced Buffalo Family Dentist. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
Usually, it’s sort of dictated by the size of the filling. Smaller cavities are therefore smaller fillings, and less chance of decay or recurrent decay and breakdown. Whereas, the larger the filling, the more surface area that’s involved, and therefore, the more stress on the filling with the normal functions of chewing, and eating, and etc. Therefore, the filling usually has a greater chance of a need for replacement sooner than a smaller filling or smaller cavity.
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