What are fillings?

Also known as: dental filling, tooth filling, composite filling, cavity filling.

The dental filling or restoration is a treatment to restore function, integrity and shape of the tooth structure, preventing further decay and destruction of the tooth. A filling is a material inserted into a prepared tooth cavity after decay is removed. Usually the material is tooth-colored.

Reviewed by: Vanessa Lopes de Freitas, DDS

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