As young people, we probably got a lot of fillings, unless we had great oral care habits even from a young age. Now as adults, we may be asking ourselves if it’s time to get the filling replaced that we got done years and years ago. In this article, we will be discussing exactly that so you can determine whether or not it’s time to schedule a trip to the dentist.
There can be a variety of reasons that fillings need to be replaced, and they can include:
Fillings should typically last you 12 years. Of course, this is up for discussion based on the way your fillings were placed and the exact material used. Even your lifestyle can determine how soon your filling should be replaced.
Of course, as with most procedures concerning your oral care, your dentist is the first and only person you should consult. Your dentist is best prepared to give you the answer you need as they are fully aware of your circumstances and needs. If you are in the Encinitas, CA, area or its surrounding communities, Steven B, Horne D.D.S. would be delighted to give you the attention and care you need. Give our office a call today to find out if you’re eligible for filling replacements or if you just want to schedule a general visit!