Dental Filling is a treatment modality to restore missing tooth structure which could have been a result of decay or trauma. Decay results in a cavity or hole in the tooth. Dental Filling helps to fill this cavity and protect it from further damage.
A filling is also used to repair broken or chipped tooth and the teeth which wear off due to habits like teeth grinding, nail biting etc. Various filling materials can be used to do the procedure but the most effective materials used now a days include the tooth coloured composite filling material that can be set permanently chair side.