Dental Fillings Directory
Fillings are used to treat dental cavities after the decayed part of the tooth is removed. The fillings may be made of gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite materials. There are differences that include cost and durability. Two types of indirect fillings are also available: inlays and onlays. The indirect fillings are used when the tooth needs more than a filling but is not damaged enough to use a crown. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how fillings are done, advantages of each type, and much more.
All You Need to Know About Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are used for cavities and more. Here's everything you need to know about fillings from the experts at WebMD.
Problems with Dental Fillings
WebMD explains problems that can occur with dental fillings.
How to Prevent Tooth Decay
Learn helpful tips from WebMD on fighting tooth decay and cavities.
Your Teeth and Cavities
Cavities happen as a result of tooth decay. Learn more about cavities and taking care of your teeth.
How to Pick the Right Fillings for Your Teeth
These are the materials that are used to fill cavities in teeth, plus how to choose the kind that's right for you.
Myths and Facts About Cavities
The fear of cavities has been with us since we were kids. Still, we sometimes get confused about the facts and myths that surround these "holey" terrors.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Oral Health -- Top Tips for Beautiful Teeth and Gums
See ways to keep your smile bright and gums healthy. Get simple eating, flossing, and brushing tips for white teeth.
Slideshow: Cosmetic Dentistry -- Before-and-After Pictures
Want to improve your smile? See what braces, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, gum reshaping -- or even a complete dental makeover -- can do for your smile.