White Fillings Life Expectancy
White Fillings may last from just a few years right up to a few decades. Generally, the smaller the filling, the longer it will last. Very large white fillings will require a porcelain crown or onlay to rebuild the lost strength in the tooth.
Particularly with back teeth, the width of a filling is a good determinant of the intact strength of the remaining tooth structure. When this width increases over one third, and definitely over half from cusp tip to cusp tip, then strength is greatly diminished. In these instances, dental fillings will not suffice long-term, and the tooth will need to be strengthened by covering over the entire top of the tooth with an onlay or crown.
White Fillings FAQS
What is a filling used for?
They are used for repairing decay, chips, broken teeth, or defects in teeth
How much do tooth fillings cost?
There is an estimated cost, starting from $182 per filling. This is dependent on the number of surfaces the filling extends to.
What can I expect during the treatment?
The treatments required typically include a local anaesthetic to numb the affected area in the mouth, drilling, the placement of the filling, along with adjustment and polishing.
What is the expected treatment duration?
You can expect one appointment of 30-60 Minutes. (Dependent on the number of fillings required)
Is a follow up consultation required?
You will require regular check-ups, and bite adjustment.