Fillings are used to replace areas of a tooth that have been damaged because of decay or injury. Fillings are used to preserve the natural tooth and prevent further cavities. Fillings also help provide restoration of teeth’s chewing surfaces. If tooth fractures and cavities are caught early, they can usually be restored with fillings.
Advancements in technology now allow for the use of porcelain and composite materials that best match your tooth color so that fillings look natural.