Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. The dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to your tooth and shape it until it looks like your naturally occurring tooth. It is then hardened in place with a special dental light, effectively bonding it to the tooth. This requires the skill of an expert dentist who understands how to make the restored tooth blend in with the surrounding ones. Some of the newest state-of-the-art filling materials, including ceramic and the latest composite materials, are not only strong and durable, they offer the most aesthetically pleasing and natural looking results.