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Restorative dentistry involves restoring a tooth or teeth from damage or decay. Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to protect your natural smile, so restorative dentistry typically involves working with your existing tooth structure to help support the teeth that have been affected by your condition. There are many …

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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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How long your dental fillings last depends on a variety of factors, but it’s important to know that no dental filling will last forever. Many people assume that once their tooth is filled, it’ll last for life, but this simply isn’t true. Your filling will need to be replaced at some point in your life. Here’s how …

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