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How long do composite fillings last?

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Posted by: hadbotox  (9 years ago)
Hi everyone!

I got composite fillings put in 2 years ago. Lately, one of the filled teeth hurts and I had it
checked by the dentist. He said, the filling on this tooth should be replaced because it is breaking up. Aren't they supposed to last longer like 10-15 years? Can I ask the dentist who originally put the filling in to redo it without charge since the filling is only 2 years old?

Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Posted by: slimmerme  (9 years ago)
Hello,

It depends on how well they were put in and on how you take good care of your teeth. I have a friend who have some fillings that are already 20 years old and so far she does not have any problem about them yet.
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Posted by: rustytaste  (9 years ago)
I have a composite filling which has started to break now. This one is only 5 years old. I think it varies on how hard you bite and on how you take good care of the filled tooth.
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