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How long do white fillings last?

Tooth-colored fillings in Flowery Branch, GA, may last up to seven years or longer. However, longevity depends on several factors. For example, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) can shorten the filling’s lifespan. Biting on ice is another deterrent to longevity.

Tooth-colored fillings—sometimes called cosmetic or white fillings—are made from a composite material that closely matches your tooth color.

The material is spread over a section of the treated tooth (after the cavity has been cleared) and set with a special light. It is then polished, and you’re free to enjoy the rest of your day.

Lowering Your Cavity Risks

Prevention is the best way to avoid issues like tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. Prevention means visiting your Flowery Branch dentist every six months for checkups and teeth cleanings. It would help if you also were brushing and flossing at least twice daily or following all meals.

Through your dentist’s care and your excellent at-home routine, you can expect to enjoy a healthy, cavity-free smile in the future.

For White Fillings Near Me, Contact Our Dental Office

Give us a call today to learn more about our tooth-colored fillings, including replacing your older silver options. And be sure to book your next dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning!

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