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What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is a restoration that is used to repair a tooth that has decay. The tooth decay is removed and then the dental filling material fills the area and restore the tooth’s normal shape and function.

Is a dental filling needed?
Dr. Stephen M. Dang can determine whether or not you need a dental filling in Alhambra, California, through a visual exam. Discolored spots on the teeth can indicate tooth decay. X-rays, and other diagnostic tools may also be used.

How is a dental filling placed?
When you come to our office, our dentist may numb the area before removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Once all of the decay has been removed, the area will be shaped to prepare it for the dental filling material. After the dental filling is placed, the filling will be shaped and polished and any excess material will be removed.

Does a dental filling require special care?
Care for a tooth with a dental filling in the same way that you would your regular teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day. Also, be sure to make and keep your regular dental visits.

Please contact Main Street Dental at 626-281-1536 today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule a visit.