What are Dental Fillings?
A dental filling is most often used to replace an area of decay in one or more teeth. Tooth decay, or cavities, often occurs due to poor oral hygiene. Some patients are simply more susceptible to decay than others, so they may need additional treatment to help protect against cavities. If you have a cavity, it is important to have the decay removed before it is able to fully compromise the tooth. The most common type of filling used today uses composite resin material, which is tooth-colored and more natural-looking.