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Dental fillings can help you, your chompers, and your smile in many ways. In fact, they can help you in more ways than you might realize. However, this doesn’t make them any less confusing. If you feel overwhelmed or confused about restoring your smile with a dental filling in Boise, Idaho, it’s probably because you don’t know much about the treatment. So, to help you know more, our dentists, Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD, are happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental fillings.

Q: What is a dental filling?

A: A dental filling is a strong, dependable, and commonly used dental material that is needed when decay has compromised your tooth enamel (when you have a cavity). There are many types of cavities you can use to repair your tooth, like silver amalgam, composite resin, and even porcelain fillings.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental filling?

A: A dental filling can do many things for your pearly white and your smile. It can restore your tooth’s function and health, eliminate the cavity, prevent future cavities, and eliminate sensitivity and pain.

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

A: The process involved in restoring a tooth with a filling is simpler than you might expect. It first involves your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding gums. Next, he will remove the decay from the tooth with a special tool. Finally, he will deeply clean the tooth, will fill the tooth with the filling material, and will harden the filling in place.

To learn more about dental fillings and the treatment involved in placing them, please contact Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD at 208-343-4986 today. The more you know the better, and our dental team will be thrilled to help you!