What You Should Know about Your Fillings

If a filling is damaged and allows bacteria to enter, a cavity can form under the filling.
Key takeaways:
– Fillings of silver amalgam have an expected lifespan of up to 15 years.
– Composite resin fillings have a life expectancy of up to 7 years.
– Teeth grinding, crunching on ice or chewing sticky toffee can damage fillings.
Your dentist assesses the condition of your fillings during your regular check-ups.
“A damaged filling needs speedy repair by your dentist…some people don’t know that their filling has been damaged, which is why regular checkups are so important!”