Fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. They are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. The dentist removes the decay, cleans out the affected area of the tooth, and then fills the tooth with a filling material. At Galway Dental Clinic we use the most modern, durable and effective tooth-coloured materials. To make the filling look realistic, the dentist will shape it to look like a natural tooth and it will be smooth to the touch.
Similarly amalgam fillings are used to replace decay, and repair cracks and broken teeth.
Nowadays they are less popular due to their silver appearance.