Unfortunately, no dental restoration will last forever, whether it be a filling, a composite build-up, an implant or a crown. However, some restorations are likely to last longer than others and we will always give you treatment options where they exist, to enable you to select the type of treatment that best suits your needs. Also, at the time you are given your dental treatment plan, we will give you an approximate expectation of how long your treatment may last.
Once your treatment is finished, we believe that the ongoing care and maintenance of your new teeth is a shared responsibility. We would ask that you clean your teeth regularly and well, maintain an appropriate diet, and ensure that you return to see us each year for an examination and any continuing care that may be required. In return, we will guarantee that your treatment will last as long as it possibly can before it is due for replacement. Thus, if a restoration fails in the first few years of service, it is possible that there may have been a fabrication fault or flaw, and in a shared care arrangement as described above, we would undertake to replace a faulty restoration for you at little or no out-of-pocket cost. For the full Terms and Conditions of Treatment, we would ask that you read the download link at the bottom of our website.