What is a filling?
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When you receive a filling, the dentist first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Which Type of Filling is Best?
Although there are several options including Gold, Amalgam (silver), most patients opt for composite fillings as its matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired.