The dental filling is a very common procedure, which offers a wealth of oral health and cosmetic benefits. As a result, we like to make sure our patients are fully informed regarding this restorative treatment. How much do you think you know about fillings? Are you a master of tooth decay information? Or, do you think there may be some areas in which you could use a refresher? Test your knowledge with a fun quiz and contact us if you have questions or think you might need to address a cavity.

True or False: Dental Fillings Quiz

  1. True or False: It’s okay to wait to schedule a dental filling after we diagnose your cavity – the cavity will not get any worse.
  2. True or False: A dental filling is going to make your tooth look just a little bit darker but the way your tooth will feel will outweigh this minor issue.
  3. True or False: A tooth that feels sensitive due to tooth decay will feel much better after a filling.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. Actually, your cavity will continue to grow and deepen. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that complications like a broken tooth or a tooth infection may occur. Schedule your filling right away.
  2. False. We offer white fillings. Unlike metal fillings, which can cause a tooth to appear darker once the procedure is complete, a white filling will allow your tooth to look whole and healthy again without any darkening.
  3. True. Your tooth feels sensitive because the cavity is exposing nerves within your tooth. Once we place the dental filling, your nerves will no longer be exposed – your tooth will feel healthy again.


Dental Associates of Woodcrest is a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing you and your entire family with compassionate care and a full spectrum of dental services. To learn more about our preventive, cosmetic, restorative, or emergency dentistry care, contact our Riverside office today at (951) 776-9001 to schedule a visit. We also look forward to offering care to patients from Temecula, Corona, Moreno Valley, and surrounding communities.