Composite restorations or fillings are used to restore teeth that are suffering from fractures, cracks or decay. They can also be used to repair a chipped tooth or for closing a small gap between two teeth. They have an important function, serving to stop tooth decay from spreading and prevent tooth loss and infections, especially when decay is detected early by dentists like Dr. Rene Cabrera. In order to fill the tooth, the decayed portion needs to be removed first. Dental fillings are very durable and have been known to last many years. However, they are not permanent and may need to be replaced at some point. These fillings will blend in with your teeth, preserving your smile’s appearance, almost completely unnoticeable.