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Dental fillings are strong dental restorations that can give you the healthy smile you need. If your dentist, Dr. Rosendo Garza, recommended repairing a tooth with a dental filling in Rialto, California, our dental team will be happy to help you know a little more about the restoration. To do so, we would like to provide you with the answers to frequently asked questions about dental fillings.

Why would I need a dental filling?

A dental filling is typically used to repair a tooth that has been attacked by tooth decay. In other words, it’s used to fill a dental cavity. The filling can repair the tooth if the decay only harmed a minor amount of the tooth enamel. Fortunately, the process of placing a dental filling is simple and painless, especially because our dentist numbs your mouth for you.

What types of dental fillings are there?

There are many different dental filling types. The most common fillings are amalgam and composite fillings. However, you can also find gold and porcelain fillings. Amalgam fillings are silver and made of metals. Composite fillings are the same color of your teeth and are tough to see when they are placed. Gold fillings are strong. Porcelain fillings are made to help with bigger cavities.

Are there other things a dental filling can do?

Yes, other than repair a decayed tooth, a dental filling can also reshape a tooth (which is called dental bonding) and even help a broken, cracked, or worn-down tooth.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please remember that our dental team at Golden West Dental Clinic is always here to help you. We would love to give you the answers and information you’re looking for if you just call 909-421-8787 now. We look forward to hearing from you!