Dental fillings are placed in teeth when a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to a cavity or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved. Many modern materials can be used to match the color and texture of natural teeth, including tooth colored composite filling material, cementable resin, and porcelains.
- Identify the decayed tooth that requires a filling to restore the strength and health of natural teeth.
- The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure.
- Filling materials is shaped to match the look and feel of natural teeth.