A dental restoration or filling is a dental restorative material used to artificially restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from cavities (decay) or external trauma.
Dental composites are also called white fillings. Composite restorations create fillings that are beautiful (or unnoticeable) and also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong due to new bonding technologies.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. For example, resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
The result is a beautiful smile!