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New Research Could Lead to Even Stronger, Longer-Lasting Fillings

Longer Lasting Fillings | Bangor ME Dentist

In the world of dentistry, things are always evolving! Composite resin fillings replaced metal amalgam fillings offering better durability and aesthetics. Yet, composite fillings still only last for seven to ten years. It seems however, that we're on the cusp of improving composite resin to make it more durable than ever before. Here's the scoop from your general dentist in Buxton.

How Does a Filling Work?

When decay destroys your enamel, it works its way further into your tooth. At this point your dentist will need to clean it out, which then leaves a hole to be filled called a cavity. Composite resin is the material of choice to fill ...

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