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Hi, I had no pain but I visited to dentist for cleaning. She found that I have multiple caries and I am just 25. So I got fillings. I have 6 fillings mostly on molar and all are on molar biting surface. I read the prescription it was GIC restoration they cost me 500 per each fillings. I had no issue but I read about GIC and found that it's not strong for stress bearing area. I contacted back to dentist to ask how deep my fillings were and why they used GIC. Firstly the person who did had left the clinic but other Dr. Told me that it's 3M quality GIC and its durable and they did xray but fillings was not visible in xray. I don't know but since from that day I'm having high anxiety of loosing teeth or loosing fillings. It's been month but still my condition is same, can't sleep, not eating much. I request you to please share your experience how long do you think that GIC can stay, the fillings are on the biting surface middle covered with teeth wall. I'm maintaining my oral hygiene doing brushing, flossing and I've also stopped eating any sugary food. Please suggest doctor your answer and suggestion may help me to come out through my anxiety.

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You should not be worry or stressed due to your GIC restoration. You can chew or eat anything by your GIC restored tooth. It will remains in good position till 8 to 10 years or more than this. If you want to change your restoration you can take composite restoration. Composite is much more strong & durable than GIC.
dont worry dear gic is long lasting especially oon the occlusal surface it will last for longer period and more accurate material then anything else
Hi. You do not have to worry, GIC can be used as filling material. When we compare strenght with anyother filling material GIC stands low which does not mean this can not be used. This may last average of 3 to 4 years. Take regular visit to your dentist to check status of your filling. If fillings are fractured you can get new fillings done on your same tooth only if your tooth is healthy. Thank you.
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