When cavities form, patients must proactively address the decay as soon as possible to avoid further damage or infection to the smile. At Dhir Dentistry in San Diego, California, Dr. Sanjay Dhir and his team will encourage patients to consider the benefits of placing composite fillings to maintain the natural tooth in place while stopping further growth of the decay.
Composite fillings are:
At Dhir Dentistry, we often use composite materials to fill areas of tooth decay and seal the tooth to avoid the chances of infection. Patients who have these fillings placed may be wondering how long the composite fillings would last.
On average, composite fillings can last anywhere between 7-15 years. While the material is strong and durable, a few factors can influence its longevity. These include:
For the best results, regular checkups and cleanings are recommended so that your composite filling can be monitored for any signs of damage or deterioration. By taking preventive measures, you can ensure the longevity of your tooth filling.