It's important to be aware of potential drawbacks associated with composite fillings:
Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings will not corrode or expand over time. However, they can have a shorter lifespan than amalgam (metal) fillings. Composite fillings will last around 5-7 years.
If your filling becomes loose, damaged or falls out, your dentist can easily replace or repair it. Composite fillings can easily be repaired or added to, meaning if a piece of your filling breaks, we can add it back on instead of replacing the whole thing.
There are a number of factors which determine the lifespan of a composite filling, including: