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If you have questions about dental fillings, then you have come to the right blog. Here, our dentist, Dr. Laurin Cardwell, is happy to discuss some details about dental fillings that might answer the questions you have. To provide the information, she is happy to answer commonly asked questions, which are:

Q: What types of dental fillings are there?
A: There are many options available when it comes to dental fillings, but the most commonly used restorations are amalgam and composite fillings. Amalgam fillings are made of a variety of metals (which makes them dark in color), and composite fillings are made of dental resin (which makes them tooth colored).

Q: How do I know which treatment is right for me?
A: Your dentist will determine which treatment is right for you. Certain situations call for certain restorations.

Q: What are the steps of placing a dental filling?
A: Your dentist will begin by numbing the mouth. Then, she will remove the decayed section of the tooth and will deeply clean the tooth. Next, she will place the filling and will shape it. Finally, she will harden it with a special light.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, contact Cardwell Family Dentistry at 828-631-3567 today. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about dental fillings in Sylva, North Carolina!