-The dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.
-A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.
When can a composite filling be used for? Decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
Chipped or broken teeth
Decreasing the gap between teeth