Fillings are restorations to restore tooth structure that has been diagnosed with decay ( a cavity) and needs repair or part of the tooth structure that has broken away from the tooth.  Years ago fillings were amalgam ( commonly know as silver fillings) .  Fillings are not a permanent fix for tooth structure , but are a great solution for small areas, or larger areas until a crown can be placed.


Composite (or tooth colored filling) is a resin material that acts and looks like real tooth structure.

Composite fillings are created in many different shades. Dr. Roper picks the shade of the filling to match the color of the tooth enamel.