Dental prosthesis resin life
Q: I’m a woman in my late 20s. I don’t remember exactly how I went to the dentist for dental pain and got prosthetics treatment, but I think I was about a middle school student. It’s already been almost 20 years. I haven’t had any major toothache so far, so I haven’t been treated.
A few months ago, when I visited the dentist for a scaling car, he said he had a slight cavity in his back molar, but it wasn’t enough to cure.
I’m curious, I think I got about four resin treatments in middle school, back and front molars (I don’t know if it was recharged or inlay). But looking at the teeth, it seems that the resin on the back of the molar is already gone, and the two front molars still have resin. I wonder if resin can remain for this long. If there’s nothing wrong, is it okay if I leave it without additional treatment?
A: I haven’t been to the dentist for a long time, and the doctor said there was no problem, so I think you brushed and took good care of your teeth. I think you use the back molar more than the front molar when you eat.
Resin is usually lower than the strength of the teeth. When teeth are ground due to wear and tear, they split together. I think the back molar resin disappeared. In the case of front molars, the teeth don’t split that much, so I think resin still remains. If you don’t have any excited parts or cavities around the resin, you can brush your teeth well and take care of them without additional treatment.
The life span of prosthetics is usually 5 to 10 years. Depending on the patient’s care, other conditions, conditions of intercourse, and eating habits, life expectancy may be shortened or longer.
If there is a small amount of food, it may be static food, but it is important to go to the nearest dentist regularly to check the condition. It is also recommended to always check the possibility of prosthesis shredding, wear, or secondary cowling.