How long do dental inlays last?

Dental inlays and how long they can last.

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to say how long your dental inlays will last but with proper care and oral hygiene measures they should last for a good while.

In short, there are a number of factors which can impact the longevity of the dental inlays:

  • Firstly, your own oral hygiene plays the biggest part in the sustainability of the inlays with regular brushing and upkeep alongside a healthy and balance diet playing the biggest role in keeping your inlays strong.
  • Over the course of normal life, your inlays can undergo significant stress from eating and drinking and therefore using good hygiene techniques and avoiding harmful foods and excess sugar can maintain the inlays.
  • Creating a more vigorous dental routine by adding flossing twice day to remove unwanted food and debris.
  • See your dentist for regular dental check-ups so that he or she can provide updates on how the inlays are performing and whether you need to consider some new tactics for their upkeep.
  • Furthermore, you can also prolong your dental inlays by reducing any habits that could do damage to the teeth such as clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. This can cause unwanted stress on all your teeth and in particular can damage the dental inlay.

Your dentist will be able to provide more in-depth guidance on how to look after your dental inlays and what to avoid so that you can maximise their lifespan.

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