Tooth colored fillings are considered to be weaker than amalgam fillings which means they might not last as long. They stand a higher risk of needing to be replaced before an amalgam filling may be. However, composite resin fillings still last about five years or longer. Although this is about half the time an amalgam filling lasts, it’s still preferred since most patients prefer a more natural looking option. If the composite resin filling is used in a smaller area of the tooth, it is likely that the filling will last longer than it would if it were used in a medium sized filling.
If you’re suffering with a cavity and need a filling, call any of our locations to make an appointment and we would be glad to help.