Fillings, also known as dental restoration, are used to restore teeth and treat dental decay especially in the molars (back teeth). Wear and tear is inevitable in back teeth as these teeth do most of the heavy chewing of food, however regular cleaning, check-ups and a healthy diet can help with the prevention of problems and decay.
Receiving one or multiple fillings is a simple and quick procedure that can be done in a single dental appointment. Your dentist will remove any decay in the affected area with a drill or instrument. The hole is then cleaned and dried, and sealed up with the filling material.