Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

How long will my filling last?

A filling can last anywhere from 2-50 years, with an average life of 8 years. 

How long your filling will last is affected by many factors such as: 

  • Acidity and flow of your saliva
  • Bacteria count
  • Diet
  • The anatomy and strength of your tooth
  • Size of the filling and cavity
  • Habits like tooth grinding and ice chewing
  • Occlusion (how your teeth come together)
  • Homecare (How well and how often your brush and floss your teeth)
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