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White fillings

Fillings A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with tooth colored materials like composite, glass ionomers,  and in some cases porcelain or gold inlays or onlays. These days, people prefer tooth colored restorations as it is more esthetic and conserves more tooth structure. There is also a material that contains glass particles and is known as glass ionomer. This material is used in ways similar to the use of composite resin fillings.