Common Questions About Dental Fillings

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Do you have questions about dental fillings? If so, our dentist, Dr. Cherrington, is happy to help you find the information you need so you can know more about the restoration. The more you know, the better. So, he is happy to help you by answering commonly asked questions about dental fillings, which are:

Q: What types of dental fillings are there?
A: There are many different types available, but the most commonly used are amalgam and composite dental fillings. Amalgam fillings are made of a variety of metals and composite fillings are made of dental resin. Amalgam fillings are dark while composite fillings are natural looking.

Q: How do I know which treatment is right for me?
A: Certain fillings are appropriate for certain situations. For example, if you need to repair a back tooth, an amalgam filling might be best because of its strength. If you need to repair a front tooth, a composite filling may be better because it blends in with the smile.

Q: What are the steps of placing a dental filling?
A: Your dentist will numb the mouth, remove the decayed portion of the tooth, clean the tooth, place the filling, shape the filling and then harden the filling.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental fillings in Redmond, Oregon, please contact Rimrock Dental of Redmond and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 541-699-4200 and we will be happy to help you.