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Has your dentist, Dr. Param Gill, recommended restoring a tooth with a dental filling? If so, you’re on the right track toward a strong, healthy, and functional tooth and smile. A dental filling is a strong dental restoration that can help you more than you might realize. To tell you a little more so you can prepare for your upcoming appointment, our dental team will be happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental fillings in Stockton, California.

Why would I need a dental filling?

A dental filling is used to treat a tooth that has been damaged by tooth decay. In other words, it’s used to fill a cavity. The filling can fix the tooth if the decay only harmed a small amount of the tooth enamel. Fortunately, the process of placing a dental filling is simple and painless, especially because a numbing agent is used.

What types of dental fillings are there?

You can choose to restore your smile with one of the two most common dental fillings, which are amalgam (silver), and white dental fillings. The amalgam filling is made of metals and is very strong. Our white dental filling offer natural-looking results even as it restores your teeth with durable materials.

Are there other things a dental filling can do?

A dental filling can be used for tasks other than repairing a decayed tooth. It can be used to reshape an unattractive tooth, which is called dental bonding, and it can be used to treat a cracked and worn-down tooth.

Call Country Club Dental today at 209.451.2848 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental fillings. The more you know, the better, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to telling you more about dental fillings!