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Kennedy Dental
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Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm
Friday 7am-12pm
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How long do dental fillings last?

At Kennedy Dental, we treat cavities using beautiful, tooth-colored fillings that will blend naturally into your smile. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite material that is durable and generally lasts between 10 and 12 years.

Why Does a Filling Need Replacement?

Dental fillings go through a lot of wear and tear in your mouth. Chewing puts pressure on the filling, and some people grind or clench their teeth, causing wear. With pressure and use, the filling material may begin to degrade over time, causing it to leak, crack, or even fall out. The length of life of a filling depends on how well you care for your oral health, the severity of the cavity, the amount of filling material used, and the type of material used in the filling.

To enjoy the longest lifespan from a dental filling, you should maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, you should also ask your dentist about getting a night guard.

Protect Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you need a dental filling, reach out to our office to schedule your dental appointment in Bellevue.

Our team of skilled dentists are here to help you with your dental needs, including cavity treatment. Tooth-colored fillings are functional and natural-looking, which helps make your smile beautiful and healthy.

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