Where a tooth has decay or accidental damage, your dentist may recommend something called dental fillings.

This simple operative procedure ensures that all decay and affected tooth structure will be removed and replaced with a durable filling material. Your dentist will also advise you on the best materials to use to restore your tooth.

There are two types of fillings; Silver (amalgam) fillings and white fillings. Fillings stick to teeth so they can be used to repair teeth, which are chipped, broken or decayed.