If you have a cavity that has to be filled, the doctor will first numb the region around the tooth so you feel less pain during the process of filling the tooth. After that, the doctor will clean any decay in the area, and then fill the cavity using a tooth-colored substance so your smile looks natural.
Amalgams, or silver-colored fillings, were once common. Most dentists no longer use these types of fillings, because they contain mercury, can be affected by temperature, discolor surrounding teeth, and are known to cause allergic reactions.
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