Dental caries or tooth decay is caused by acid producing bacteria that breakdown the hard surfaces of a tooth.
When dental caries causes holes in teeth, it is necessary for dentists to remove the decay and restore it to prevent further decay and maintain the functionality and esthetics of the tooth.
Fillings are one of the most common procedures carried out by dentists. These days there are several options for fillings. Traditional amalgam fillings were often made from gold or silver.
While strong and durable and still good options, they can be conspicuous especially when located in the front teeth. Composite resin fillings are an alternative to metal amalgam fillings and are coloured to match the shade of your teeth for a very natural esthetic appearance.