Are dental fillings permanent?

Dental fillings are not permanent and may need to be replaced over time. Depending on the type of filling, the amount of wear and tear your teeth experience, and the type of material used in the filling, you may need to have it replaced every five to fifteen years. Your dentist will be able to assess the condition of the filling and determine if it needs to be replaced. It is important to have regular dental checkups so your dentist can monitor the condition of your fillings. If a filling needs to be replaced, the old material will be removed and a new one placed in its place. Just like other dental treatments, the cost of a filling will depend on the complexity of the procedure and type of material used. Be sure to ask your dentist for information about the cost of the procedure and any insurance coverage you may have.

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