A filling is used to repair a tooth that is decayed or cracked. Firstly, a portion of the tooth affected will be removed and then replaced with a filling. There are many types of filling materials available with their own set of properties, we can discuss the best option for you. Tooth coloured composite and silver amalgam fillings are the two most commonly used in the dental field. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the colour of your teeth and they can be used to repair chipped, cracked or broken, decayed and worn teeth. Composite fillings are very durable and good oral hygiene practices as well as regular dental visits will extend the life of your new fillings.