A filling is a material used to repair a tooth (replace tooth structure) after decay has been removed or to repair broken or chipped teeth.
There are two main types of fillings used by dentists, composite and amalgam. Amalgam is a dark silver colored metal based filling. Composite is a resin material that is colored to match the shade of your tooth. We DO NOT use amalgam fillings in our office. Using composite fillings which are bonded to the tooth, we can remove a minimal amount of tooth structure and make your tooth look natural.