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Although some fillings can last for many years, the average life of an amalgam filling is about 12 years. Composite fillings may not last this long.
Your dentist will examine your fillings at your checkup visits. You may need X-rays if your dentist thinks a filling might be cracked or leaking, or to see whether decay is occurring under the filling. Make an appointment with your Dr. Sheila Roxas:
If a tooth is sensitive
If you see a crack
If part of a filling appears to be missing
Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings, brush with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss once a day. If you have many fillings or very large fillings, your dentist may prescribe a fluoride gel you can use at home. The fluoride will help strengthen the enamel of your teeth and help to prevent future cavities. Your dentist or hygienist also can apply a fluoride varnish around the edges of these teeth at your checkup visits.
You also can use rinses that lower the acid level of your mouth. A lower acid level reduces decay-causing bacteria. This can lead to fewer cavities in the future.
If you get cracks in fillings, consider asking your dentist for a night guard. Wearing it at night can help you stop grinding and clenching your teeth when you are asleep.