Contrary to popular belief, any filling applied to one or more teeth by a dentist will not last forever. Each formulation has a specific lifespan. Why will these supposedly impermeable materials wear down over time? You might be surprised to learn some common causes.
– The mechanical action of chewing will impact a filling.
– Silver fillings last longer than their composite resin counterparts.
– There are also times when the filling was not properly sealed against the tooth.
“Fillings experience everyday wear from your regular mouth functions of biting and chewing.”
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