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Dental fillings are one of the most commonly known dental restorations, but that doesn’t mean you know everything about them. In fact, dental fillings are quite interesting. To help you know more about this restoration so you can be prepared for a dental filling treatment, our dentist, Dr. Alfred Haeberer, is happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions.

Why would I need a dental filling?

A dental filling is most commonly used to fix a tooth that has been compromised by decay. After your dentist removes the decayed enamel, he will place the filling in the cavity and will harden it. This will help you have a strong, healthy tooth and also help you restore your oral health. Fortunately, the process of placing a tooth is simple, easy, and painless (a numbing agent will be used).

What types of dental fillings are there?

At Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings at our practice in Potomac Falls, Virginia. The amalgam filling is made of metals and is very strong while the composite filling blends into your smile for a natural appearance.

Are there other things a dental filling can do?

In addition to treating a cavity, a dental filling can also reshape a tooth to make it look more attractive and it can restore a broken, worn-down, and cracked tooth.

Do you have additional questions that were not included in this blog? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team at (703) 291.0884. We will be more than happy to teach you more about dental fillings in Potomac Falls, Virginia!