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How long do dental fillings last?

Tooth-colored fillings in Lincoln, NE, can last up to 10 years and sometimes longer. Taking care of your smile often contributes to restoration longevity.

You should brush and floss your teeth after eating or a minimum of twice daily. Additionally, cleaning your teeth before bed is essential—never sleep through the night with debris on the teeth.

Also, see your dentist in Lincoln, NE twice yearly for preventive checkups and teeth cleanings. And always call our dental team if you have an issue between preventive visits—for example, a toothache or gum swelling.

About Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which can be shaded to match your tooth color. This makes the fillings virtually invisible compared with silver fillings.

To place composite fillings, your dentist first treats the cavity, removing the decay. We then fill the tooth with composite, applying it in layers to seal the tooth. Finally, your dentist sets the material with a special dental light.

Contact Your Dentists in Lincoln, NE Today

If it’s time for your next checkup or you suspect a dental issue, we urge you to contact Antelope Creek Family Dentistry to arrange a visit with the dentist. And remember to ask about our exclusive Loyalty Program.

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