So, you are at Shadowridge Dental Group for your bi-annual dental appointment, and our team informs you that you have a cavity. If you have never had a cavity before, this may be a confusing time, but we can assure you there is nothing to worry about. You should be thankful we caught the cavity early before it forms a bigger pit. We offer composite fillings to treat cavities, preserving the health and beauty of your teeth.
But do composite fillings last forever? Is it an “install and forget” thing? These are all excellent questions, and our dentists have the answers below for those seeking assistance in the San Marcos, CA area.
Like all good things in life, your composite fillings won’t last forever. Your fillings should give you service for about 10-15 years with proper care. However, the longevity of your fillings depends on numerous factors, like:
If you spot signs of wear and tear on your fillings, book an appointment with a dentist immediately. A failing dental filling may put the tooth underneath at risk of infection or damage.
At Shadowridge Dental Group, we use dental fillings made from safe and toxic-free materials. We wouldn’t want to put your health in danger. To benefit from our fillings, please dial (760) 284-8111 to schedule a consultation.