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A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and so forth.  In just one appointment, the decayed or otherwise affected portion of the tooth will be removed, and the remaining space will be cleaned and filled.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing what material you would like, consulting with your dentist is strongly recommended. Composite fillings are white-colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. There are further options that are esthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, white fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they often last for many years, and provide you with a fully restored smile.