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Did your dentist, Dr. Soudabeh Sharafi, recommend restoring your smile with a dental filling? If so, your oral health and smile are on their way to being in top-notch condition! If you’re like many people in this world, you probably have questions about the treatment. So, to help you, our dental team is happy to give you the answers you need so you can be prepared and relaxed in the dental chair.

Q: What is a dental filling?

A: A dental filling is a strong material that can save your tooth’s life. It is usually needed when decay has compromised a tooth. You can restore your chomper with one of many dental filling types, like amalgam (which is silver), composite resin (which is natural looking), or porcelain.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental filling?

A: A dental filling can help you and your chomper in many ways. It can restore the health and function of your tooth, eliminate the decay, take care of your sensitivity, and prevent future cavities.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental filling?

A: When you come to our office, our dentist will numb your mouth so you’ll remain comfortable. Then, she will use a special tool to remove the decayed portion of your tooth. To ensure it is all gone, she will deeply clean the tooth. Next, she will fill the tooth with the desired dental filling and will harden the filling in place.

Do you have questions about dental fillings in San Diego, California? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Soudabeh Sharafi DMD. All you need to do is dial 858-259-1400 and we will be happy to give you the answers you’re looking for!