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The Lifespan of a Dental Filling: What to Know

The Lifespan of a Dental Filling: What to Know

Dental fillings restore your tooth after a cavity, but how long do they really last? 

Learn everything to know about the lifespan of dental fillings and practical tips to ensure they stand the test of time.

How Long Do Tooth Fillings Last?

Our practice offers various filling materials, each with its own longevity:

  • Gold Fillings: Gold fillings, though not as common anymore, are incredibly long lasting. They can last between 15 and 30 years!
  • Silver Amalgam Fillings: Silver amalgam fillings can endure 10 to 15 years, offering reliable performance.
  • Ceramic/Porcelain Fillings: These fillings blend seamlessly with natural teeth and can last over 15 years, delivering both aesthetics and durability.
  • Resin Fillings: Resin fillings look natural, but they don’t last as long as other options. Typically, they require replacement every 5-7 years. 

Prolonging the Lifespan of Your Dental Fillings

Preserving your dental fillings is simpler than you might think. Here are some practical tips:

  • Dental Hygiene: Keep fillings clean and plaque-free with diligent oral hygiene. Brush and floss every day to help fillings last and prevent new cavities. 
  • Protect from Teeth Grinding: Those who suffer from bruxism should wear a dental mouthguard at night to protect their teeth and fillings. 
  • Safeguard Your Smile: Wear a sports mouthguard to protect your fillings and natural teeth during high-impact activities. 
  • Schedule Regular Check-ups: Visiting Arbutante Dental for routine exams allows us to monitor the health of your fillings and address any issues early on.

Visit Us for Long Lasting Dental Fillings in Spring Lake

The answer to how long dental fillings last depends on several factors. Depending on the material, location, and aftercare, your fillings may last 5-30 years. On average, tooth fillings last about 10 years. 

At Arbutante Dental, we prioritize personalized care and lasting results. Whether you need a routine check-up or dental fillings, our experienced team is here to help. 

Treat your cavities and protect your tooth today with a durable tooth filling in Spring Lake. Book your appointment today.

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What are our patients saying about us?

The best way to learn about our dental practice and the service we offer is through our patients. Read the patient testimonials below to find out more about the standard of care you can expect from Dr. Joe D. Arbutante DDS.
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Les R.
Les R.

Love this Dentist. Kind, Professional and Efficient team. They’ve got a smooth system and provide excellent customer service.

Marc M.
Marc M.

Dr Arbutante and staff always do an excellent job with yearly check ups and cleanings. They were very helpful in scheduling a quick emergency checkup due to tooth discomfort. I was quickly scheduled even during holiday timing. Thank you Dr Arbutante and staff!

Bob D.
Bob D.

Excellent first visit and welcome to Dr. Joe’s practice. The staff is caring and professional. The exam was thorough. It’s good to know you are in good hands.

Anita N.
Anita N.

Friendly staff very professional. Dr. was great walked me through. Everything he was going to do. I must say this is my best dentist visit ever.

Bret L.
Bret L.

I have been a patient with Arbutante, DDS for nearly three years. They are excellent in an emergency (broken crown) and for going cleanings, fillings, etc. Their staff is knowledgeable, professional, and top of all, they are nice people. I highly recommend this group.

Jef F.
Jef F.

First preventative visit last week, and it went very well. Glad I made the change since this dental practice is so much closer to my home. Thanks!

Jasmine S.
Jasmine S.

My favorite dentist office! Dr. Arbutante and his staff really strive to care for the health of my teeth. I feel comfortable asking questions and know what they recommend is not to sell but to help!

Sara W.
Sara W.

Excellent service. Staff is very kind and caring. Dr Arbutante tells you exactly what he is doing and how long the procedure will take. Very welcoming

Matt K.
Matt K.

Amazing service. Kind and very attentive staff and Dr. Joe as well! Awesome group of people.

Lorri W.
Lorri W.

He is an awesome dentist he took the time to explain everything he was doing. The staff was also awesome. I would recommend going to him.

Connie M.
Connie M.

My tooth was taken care of fast and without pain. Dr Joe had a very nice assistant as well.

Ben A.
Ben A.

Good people, doing the right things. Really appreciate the approach and feel well taken care of as a family.

Dan M.
Dan M.

Had a crown that broke and called Joe’s emergency number and left a message and he responded very promptly! Was my first time seeing Joe and he and his staff were wonderful! They were able to get me in right away and Joe took care of my issue very quickly! If you need any dental services i would highly recommend Joe and staff!

Mary D.
Mary D.

As always Dr Joe and his staff were excellent and friendly! Raquel assisted and was super good at her job and so sweet. Dr Joe always informs what he does and asks if I’m doing ok. Front staff are always great and really nice👍🏼!

Cathy T.
Cathy T.

I received my first crown ever today. Dr. Joe and his assistant were very friendly and put me at ease. I was impressed with the amount of time spent on sizing my temporary crown. I’ll be back next week for my permanent one which seems fast. The receptionist is always very warm and nice at checkout.

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Ready to give your smile the care it deserves? Dr. Joe D. Arbutante DDS is ready to help. Visit our dental office to improve the health and appearance of your smile. No matter what your dental goals are, you can count on our dedicated team. Schedule your appointment today!
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