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No, that isn't true. Most fillings do need to be replaced eventually, but it depends on a lot of things. Just because you have a filling doesn't mean that tooth will always get decay. I personally have had fillings for over ten years and they are still good fillings and I have never had any problems with those teeth.

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Q: Is it true that if you have a filling that tooth will go bad again in 5 years no matter how good you take care of it?
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