Dental fillings are an important tool used in the preventing the progression of dental decay. When plaque comes in contact with sugar, acid is formed with breaks down tooth structure. This broken down tooth structure is commonly referred to as decay or a cavity. When caught early enough, cavities can be treated with dental fillings rather than a root canal or tooth extraction. We use white filling material to restore broken down tooth structure to its original shape. Our goal is to restore your tooth to the shape that it was prior to any decay occurring. When it is impossible for our patients to determine what is tooth and what is filling material, we have accomplished our goal.