Most people need at least one dental filling in their lifetime. Fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities. They’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.
Dental Composites -- Tooth-colored composite resins are one of the alternatives to traditional amalgam fillings which offer superior aesthetics due to their capacity to be closely matched to surrounding teeth.
A 6,500-year-old tooth packed with beeswax could represent the earliest evidence of a dental filling, newly-published research has announced. Found in part of a human jaw excavated in a cave near Lonche, Slovenia, the tooth is a left canine, thought to have belonged to a man aged between 24 and 30.