Dental fillings

Fillings restore full health and functionality to a tooth effectively. Dental filling procedures are most commonly used to treat cavities, but they’re also used to repair teeth that have been worn down over time.

How long do dental fillings last

Depending on the filling type, the durability varies:

  • Gold fillings 15 to 30 years
  • Silver amalgam fillings can last from 10 to 15 years
  • Composite resin fillings may last 5 to 7 years
  • Porcelain fillings can last up to 20 years
  • Glass ionomer generally lasts 5 years or less

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