Fillings are generally a very simple procedure. On occasion though, they can become very intricate and require considerable thought and skill.
A filling involves the removal of a cavity and then “filling” in the area where the bacteria had infected the tooth with a biocompatible material. Dr. Childress uses an esthetic, tooth colored filling material generically known as composite, or resin.
These photos show interproximal (in between) decay. You can easily see the chewing surface of this tooth is very healthy. You can also see the bacteria have created a hole through the enamel into the dentin of the tooth shown at the bottom. This is the primary reason for having bitewing radiographs taken at least once every 12 months.