What is a Dental Filling?
A dental filling is a material used to “fill” the area left on your tooth after the decayed parts are removed. If your dentist notices a cavity, they will remove the decayed and damaged portions of your teeth and then place the tooth filling materials to restore optimal oral health. As such, the dental filling essentially replaces the damaged or decayed enamel of the tooth. The dentist may also use dental fillings to repair broken, damaged, or cracked teeth.