A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal shape and function. During the filling procedure, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out area with filling material. Resin fillings (sometimes referred to as composite fillings) are tooth-colored fillings made from a mixture of plastic and tiny glass particles which is bonded to the damaged tooth area. Unlike a silver-colored amalgam filling, a resin filling blends in with the color of your teeth.
These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.