Strong Teeth, More Durable Fillings: What the Future Holds
Dental composite fillings placed by Bonita Springs dentist Dr. Michael Gostigian are highly durable and can last between seven and ten years with proper care. That seems like a pretty long time, right? What if we told you that there might be a way to make fillings last even longer?
When creating a filling, Dr. Gostigian starts by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Most decay penetrates the dental enamel and reaches into the layer beneath, which is called dentin.
The lifespan of a filling is related to the bond created between the filling material and dentin. Since dentin is a very soft material, it does not make a ...