Fillings are placed into teeth after a cavity has been removed. Almost all fillings are tooth colored. These composite fillings are bonded to the enamel of the tooth.
Occasionally, the Doctors Gordon will use an amalgam filling. This materials decision will always be discussed with the patient prior to doing the fillings. In some cases, if an amalgam filling is indicated due to size of the cavity, and a patient does not want this type of filling, then a crown will be the most predictable restoration to support the tooth structure and protect the nerve.