Fillings are used to fill cavities that have formed in your teeth, and are the most conservative way of restoring a tooth. Decay is not the only reason you may need a filling. Other reasons include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Over time a filling will need to be replaced
  • Teeth that are worn

There are different types of filling materials that can be used, while the two most common types of fillings are the silver amalgam and tooth-colored composite (white filling), there are other options out there for you also. Your dentist will take time to explain the different types of fillings that are suitable for you, enabling you to make an informed decision when deciding what filling type to choose.