How Long do Fillings Last?

check up of a tooth filling

Maybe you’ve never had a filling, or the last one you got was during your childhood. If you have a cavity or old filling that needs to be replaced, how long can you expect your new restoration to last? While today’s dental materials are more durable than ever, they only last for so long. It’s quite unlikely that a filling will last for the rest of your life. But with good maintenance, you can expect it to last for several years. Here are some things to keep in mind:   What Your Filling is Made From Over time, fillings wear … Continue reading

Caring for Your New Crown

Now that your new crown is in place, you may feel like everything is back to normal. But the truth is to get the most time out of your crown possible, you need to take a few extra measures to ensure it’s well cared for. Here’s what every Brighton and Ferntree Gully crown patient should know about their new restoration:   Flossing Isn’t Optional  The margin along the edge of your crown is an easy place for plaque to accumulate throughout the day. If left alone, it can irritate the gums and progress into periodontitis. You will want to clean … Continue reading