Dental fillings are used to close gaps, make teeth longer, and fill active decay.
When there is active decay our doctors remove the decay and place a tooth colored filling otherwise known as composite fillings.
The doctors carve tooth anatomy back into the restoration so it looks just like a natural tooth.
Dental fillings have been known to last for 20+ years in the posterior, however in the anterior dental filling usually lasts 7-10 years but we have seen it last 20+ years. Sometimes it will need to be polished or replaced. Anterior fillings are known to stain faster and chip easier because of the location and usage.