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Understanding Dental Fillings: A Comprehensive Guide by Sacramento Dentistry Group

Dental fillings are a common and essential treatment for restoring teeth affected by decay or damage. At Grupo de Odontología de Sacramento, located at 1105 E St, Sacramento, CA 95814, Drs. Marjoorie Castro and Samuel Karavan provide expert care in dental fillings, ensuring patients receive the highest quality treatment. This guide offers comprehensive insights into dental fillings, their types, procedures, and how to care for them.

Types of Dental Fillings:

Several types of dental fillings are available, each with unique properties and benefits:

  • Amalgam Fillings: Durable and cost-effective, commonly used for back teeth.
  • Composite Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly with natural teeth, ideal for visible areas.
  • Gold Fillings: Long-lasting and biocompatible, but more expensive.
  • Ceramic Fillings: Made of porcelain, resistant to staining, and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings: Release fluoride, which can help protect teeth from further decay, often used for children.
The Filling Procedure:

The process of getting a filling typically involves:

  1. Local Anesthesia: To numb the area around the affected tooth.
  2. Removing Decay: The dentist removes decayed tooth material.
  3. Cleaning: The cavity is cleaned to eliminate bacteria and debris.
  4. Filling Placement: The chosen filling material is placed into the cavity and shaped.
  5. Curing and Polishing: If a composite filling is used, it’s cured with a special light, and the filling is polished to a smooth finish.


Caring for Dental Fillings:

Proper care is essential to prolong the life of your fillings:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
  • Avoid biting down on hard foods or objects.
  • Visit Grupo de Odontología de Sacramento for regular check-ups and cleanings.
  • Contact your dentist if you feel any discomfort or notice changes in your filling.


Dental fillings are a reliable solution for restoring decayed or damaged teeth. At Sacramento Dentistry Group, we’re committed to providing personalized and effective dental care. If you need a dental filling or have questions about your options, please contact us at (916) 538-6900. We’re here to ensure your dental health and comfort.

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