Do dental fillings need to be replaced?

Just as teeth can have problems that require fillings or restorations, similarly fillings can have problems that may cause them to need repair of replacement. Fillings, no matter how well placed, can wear, fracture, deteriorate and recurrent decay may develop on surrounding tooth structure.

It is important to have regular exams to maintain your teeth, restorations and gums. In this way problems can be treated and resolved at an early stage.

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