A filling replaces only part of a tooth due to decay or to replace part of a broken tooth. The photos to the right show the decay on the bottom of the last molar. Then the decay is removed (second photo) and finally, the tooth with the completed filling (third photo). The filling blends with the tooth creating a natural appearance.
New amalgam filling replacement complete
Silver filling removed
Original silver filling
You can see the rotted out tooth with the clamp on it. Near the base of the tooth is decay.
Prepping the tooth
Here we have removed all the tooth that had been effected by the decay to prepare it for a filling.
Here is the fixed tooth. The filling matches the existing tooth to create a clean, natural look.