Fillings can help repair damaged, broken down and decayed teeth thus ensuring that they last longer. Like the name suggests, it is all about filling in those gaps that can arise in your teeth.
In recent times, silver fillings have been replaced by white tooth-coloured fillings, which are made of a material that is capable of adhering to the tooth surface. This material contains small particles, synthetic resins and a setting ingredient and is called composite. Some of the tooth colored filling materials may release fluoride which helps to prevent and reduce the incidence of further tooth decay.