Do I need to have my fillings replaced?

The majority of dental fillings last 7 to 10 years or even more, while the highest-quality fillings — primarily the ones that are well taken care of — can, in fact, last a lifetime. Here’s a look at the most used types of dental fillings and the average amount of time they can be expected to last:

Amalgam fillings about 12 years
Gold foil fillings from 10 to 15 years
Composite resin fillings from 7 to 10 years
Cast gold fillings from 7 years or more
Porcelain/Ceramic fillings from 5 to 7 years

When do my dental fillings need to be replaced? Do my old fillings need to be replaced even if they seem to be fine? Discover the answer with Dr Saeid from Shades Clinic.