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Dental fillings are strong restorations that can help you, your smile, and your oral health. If your dentist, Dr. George Ghaly, recommended treating your tooth with a dental filling, then you’re on your way toward restoring your tooth’s health, strength, and function. To help you know a little more about dental fillings, our dental team is happy to provide the answers to frequently asked questions.

Why would I need a dental filling?

Usually, dentists repair decayed teeth with dental fillings. That is the most common use of the restoration. The treatment is simple, easy, and painless. Your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gums. Then, he will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and will fill the cavity with a dental filling. Once it’s filled, he will harden the filling and will shape it to fit with your bite. This will help you prevent further decay and pain.

What types of dental fillings are there?

There are a variety of dental fillings available to restore teeth, and the most common are silver amalgam dental fillings and composite resin dental fillings. At our practice, we are pleased to offer tooth-colored (composite) dental fillings for our patients to restore a more natural looking smile.

Are there other things a dental filling can do?

Yes, a dental filling can do more than just repair a decayed tooth. It can also fix a broken, worn-down, and chipped tooth as well as reshape an unattractive or oddly shaped tooth.

For more information and details about dental fillings in Westborough, Massachusetts, our dental team is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is contact George Ghaly, DDS at 508-366-1911. We look forward to your phone call!