What Are Tooth Fillings?

What Are Tooth Fillings?

Posted by Roshan Emam DDS on Mar 12 2020, 05:51 AM

Wanting to understand more about tooth fillings, also known as dental fillings, before you make an appointment to have your cavities filled? Smart. Dental fillings are also used to repair any damage in a tooth, which makes the tooth strong once again. As you can see, fillings play a very important role in ensuring that you are always in good dental health making it a good idea for you to learn more about this popular dental treatment option.

About tooth fillings

Thinking dental fillings have not changed much over the years? Today there are many options for tooth fillings, as dental patients can choose from a variety of tooth filling materials. This means you can choose a white filling instead of a silver filling, which makes for a more pleasant looking smile. Tooth fillings are necessary to fix any cavities in the teeth and require an experienced dental professional to apply them to areas of the teeth that are in need of treatment. Once the filling is applied, the problem tooth can once again function properly.

How to choose a general dentist

General dentists are the go-to dentist when someone is in need of an oral examination, a dental cleaning, a basic X-ray, dental crowns, and dental fillings. The list below includes information on how to choose a new general dentist.

Ask around

Asking others for their opinion on what they think about their dentist is a great idea. This includes asking friends, family, and even coworkers for any recommendations they may have, as the more recommendations, the better. Once a list of potential dentists is made, it is now time to call each dental office and arrange for a meeting. The dental office should be more than willing to offer information and answer any questions they may have about the office, e.g. hours open or emergency services.

Research

As soon as a potential general dentist is found, researching their credentials is the next step. It is necessary to look at the dentist's board certifications, as this provides information on the dentist's training, skills, and overall experience. This also includes looking at any online reviews, as these reviews can give an insight into how the dental office is managed and how satisfied dental patients are with their services.

Male or female?

While many dental patients do not care whether their general dentist is a male or female, some patients simply feel more comfortable finding a dentist that is of the same gender. This is often due to the need to discuss personal information and many patients simply feel better communicating with their own gender when it comes to revealing personal and confidential information about themselves.

Are you in need of tooth fillings?

Whether you know for sure that you need fillings or want to find out whether or not you do to support good oral health, we can help you. All you need to do is contact us right now so we can get you scheduled in for an evaluation appointment, as this is the only way to learn the current health of your mouth. If you are indeed in need of any fillings, then a treatment plan will be made for you. Ready to get the process started?

Request an appointment here: https://www.dremam.com or call Roshan Emam DDS at (650) 835-4422 for an appointment in our Palo Alto office.

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