A dental filling will restore a tooth that has become compromised because of cracks, fractures, decay, or infection. In a single appointment, the compromised portion of the tooth will be removed, and the dentist will clean and fill the remaining tooth structure. At Morning Glory Dental, we offer both amalgam (silver) fillings and composite (tooth-colored) fillings. Both silver and tooth-colored fillings have pros and cons; consult with the dentist before deciding which type of filling material is best for you.