When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) dental fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in general dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored dental fillings that are shaded to match your surrounding teeth or traditional amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings have the advantage of restoring teeth more conservatively, as well as creating an adhesive compared to amalgam fillings. Talk through the best option for you with one of Sensational Smiles’ expert team members.