Do you have a cavity that has to get filled? At Lone Star Smiles, we provide dental fillings to patients in Lubbock. This is a great way to protect your oral health and prevent tooth decay from impacting your other teeth. On the other hand, you might be wondering, how long does a dental filling last? There are a few important points to keep in mind.
Generally, you should expect a dental filling to last approximately ten years. There are plenty of restorations that will last significantly longer than that, but there are several factors that will impact how long your dental fillings last. They include:
We will ensure you understand exactly how to take care of your fillings once they have been placed.
If you want your dental fillings to last as long as possible, you must take care of them. That means that you need to brush your teeth at least twice per day and floss every day. You should also eat a well-rounded diet that limits the number of sugary foods and beverages you consume. Finally, do not forget to come to our office for a routine cleaning at least twice per year. We can take a look at your fillings, make sure they function exactly as expected, and replace them if necessary.
At Lone Star Smiles, Dr. Cole Sutak is available to help you take care of your teeth, and that includes any dental fillings that you might require. If you have questions about your fillings, teeth, or oral health, contact us today to schedule an appointment at (806) 666-1099.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.