A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, fractures (cracks) or worn teeth. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Dental restorations are not permanent and may someday need replacing. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting smile.