You may not be overjoyed to learn that you have a cavity. However, if you know anything about dental fillings and their benefits, you know that treating your tooth decay can quickly return you to the comfort and ease of function you once enjoyed on a daily basis. This, of course, does not mean that you’re fully filled in on the detailed regarding what to expect from fillings. To find out whether you’re completely educated – or if there are still some details you have yet to learn – we invite you to test your knowledge. The more you know about fillings, the easier it is to fully appreciate their ability to protect your smile.

Dental Filling Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: We only offer composite if you really dislike the idea of receiving a metal filling.
  2. True or False: Fillings are often considered uncomfortable treatments but the procedure does not last very long.
  3. True or False: A dental filling can both restore and protect your tooth.

Filling Quiz Answer Key

  1. False. We offer composite dental fillings to all of our patients. This is also known as a “tooth-colored filling.” By matching the color of the composite to your tooth, the finished result will look like a completely healed tooth that never experienced a cavity.
  2. False. While it’s true that dental fillings are quite efficient treatments, they are not uncomfortable. We always begin by numbing your tooth and the area surrounding your tooth with local anesthetic. You should expect a relaxing experience.
  3. True. A filling will restore the health of your tooth as well as the structure by removing the decay and replacing the missing tissue. It will also protect your tooth from problems like infection and breakage that can occur when you leave a cavity to worsen.


At Dental Associates of Corona, we welcome the whole family for friendly, comprehensive dental care. To learn more about our dental services, including preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry, as well as oral surgery and orthodontics, please contact us today at (951) 273-9580. We serve Corona and surrounding communities and look forward to scheduling an appointment that works with your calendar.