A dental restoration or filling is a restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay or external trauma.
If you have broken fillings, old silver-amalgam fillings, they can be easily removed and replaced with far more attractive tooth-colored fillings.
Composite resin fillings (metal free fillings) are a wonderful way to esthetically restore a decayed tooth to health. They are also called white or tooth-colored fillings and were created as an alternative to metal fillings. Composite fillings will not only strengthen the tooth providing a greater longevity and beauty than the amalgam ones, but they also require less removal of healthy tooth structure. The resin securely bonds to further support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent breakage and damage to your tooth.