If you develop a cavity in any of your teeth, you may need to get a dental filling done as soon as possible to prevent an infection.

Several kinds of materials can be used for dental fillings, but the most common types are Amalgam and Composite (or composite resin).

Composite fillings give a more natural appearance than other options as the material used can be customized to match the shade of your tooth, making them almost unnoticeable to anyone who glances at your mouth.

How long do composite fillings last?

A study done in 2010 predicted that composite fillings can last up to 7 years. Some other studies suggest that, composite fillings may last 10 years, especially when well taken care of.

Benefits of composite fillings:

  • They are durable
  • They do not take time to fit
  • They give a natural appearance
  • Does not involve a painful procedure (as the dentist will apply an anesthetic agent to numb the area so you do not feel any pain).

Composite fillings satisfies the desire for a filling that looks good and doesn’t look different from your smile. Additionally, it may help to prevent further tooth decay.

You can book a session with a professional and well trained dentists today to discuss your options and make sure this is the best one for you. That way, you’ll know what to expect from your filling.