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How long do tooth-colored fillings last?

White Fillings in Van Nuys | Happy Dental Patients in Van NuysMost dental offices today use tooth-colored fillings to restore a decayed tooth. The material used for these is more visually appealing than silver material that leaves a dark spot in your smile.

Our Van Nuys Office Does Fillings Right

We call tooth-colored fillings placed at our Van Nuys dental office restorations. A restoration makes a tooth like new again, and can actually improve the strength of the remaining tooth structure. Depending on how well you care for your smile, tooth-colored composite fillings can last anywhere from five to seven years.

You may also hear these fillings referred to as composite resin, dental composites, or composite fillings because they are a “composite” or blend of glass and plastic particles. This mixture gives fillings an appearance that resembles dental enamel, and we can further customize it by shading the material to blend in with the remaining healthy tooth structure.

The better you care for your teeth, the longer your composite filling will last. Brush at least twice a day and floss once to ensure that plaque and tartar that cause decay don’t build up on your teeth. Visit Saticoy Plaza Dentistry twice a year for dental exams and cleanings so we can check the condition of your filling periodically.

Dental Restorations in Van Nuys CA

If you think you need a filling or have questions about maintaining a healthy smile, please call our Van Nuys dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bacquet.

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