How often do I need to replace my fillings?
Every patient is different. Some fillings can last up to 50 years with soft diets and little to no acid or sugar intake, while some need replacement every 5 -7 years. Fillings need replacement after they have been worn down by chewing hard foods, grinding and clenching, or if a cavity forms around one.
What is the best way to know if I need a replacement?
The best way to know if you need a filing replaced is to make sure you visit the dentist for those regularly scheduled cleanings. It gives your dentist the opportunity to check on your fillings and each of your teeth for anything that needs to be addressed, including old fillings.
If it's time for you to schedule a cleaning, don't hesitate to contact us to get started!