When a tooth has decay the cavity must be removed in order to prevent it from getting larger. After the dentist removes the decay the tooth must be filled. We offer both the amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth colored) fillings. Amalgam fillings are used primarily for posterior teeth. Composite fillings are made of resin material and are bonded into the teeth. Composite fillings are available in a number of different shades of white in order to properly match the remaining tooth. The doctor may recommend a certain type of filling based on the location or tooth.