Do dental fillings hurt?
A tooth filling is not considered painful. Once your dentist administers the anesthesia you won’t experience any pain.
How long do dental fillings last?
A tooth filling typically lasts between 10 to 12 years before needing to be replaced again. If you find that you need to replace your tooth filling you can contact our dental office for a replacement!
What are dental fillings made of?
Dental fillings can be made of various materials such as gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, silver, zinc, tin, plastic, and other materials called composite resin fillings.
Which dental filling is best?
The most attractive option is typically composite fillings because they are closely matched to the color of your teeth. However, they can be more expensive than other filling options. Ceramic fillings are also a popular choice because they are aesthetically pleasing and highly durable.
Why do dental fillings fall out?
At times, filings can fall out or loosen and can be painful due to the exposed tooth feeling pressure and sensitivity. This isnt usually a big emergency but hot or cold temperatures can increase your pain. In other cases, filings may loosen if they become decayed.