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differences between porcelain filling and composite filling?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Cost/longevity: Both are tooth colored however cost and longevity vary. Composite fillings cost less and longevity is on average 5-8 years. Well done porcelain fillings cost more however they should last a lifetime unless the tooth has another problem. In either case excellent oral home care is a must.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
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