Shiflett Family Dental

How long do dental fillings last?

Tooth-colored fillings tend to last for seven to twelve years, depending on how you care for them.

Commitment to an excellent home care routine with brushing twice daily and flossing once gives your dental restorations longevity because it keeps plaque and bacteria at bay. Regular checkups every six months with your dentist in Columbus, OH, also help protect the longevity of your dental restorations.

Dr. Shiflett uses tooth-colored composite resin to fill the hole in your tooth left by decay. Composite resin is pliable, easy for him to work with, and completely customizable, so he can match it seamlessly with your tooth. This means no one will notice your dental filling when you talk or laugh like they would with a gray metal filling.  

Tooth-colored fillings are not only aesthetically pleasing with great longevity, but they're also very durable. Unlike metal fillings, they bond directly to your tooth and don't require Dr. Shiflett to remove as much of your natural tooth structure to place them. Using tooth-colored composite resin for dental fillings actually preserves more of your natural tooth, which is our primary goal.

If you have questions about dental cavity fillings in Columbus, OH, or other dental treatments, we invite you to call Shiflett Family Dental at (614) 262-1807 for more information.

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