Dental fillings are used to restore the structure, shape and function of teeth in areas where there has typically been tooth decay or trauma. When detected in its earliest stages, tooth decay is generally easily treated. Dr. Aaron Gross uses a process where he is able to remove the decay, thereby preventing the formation of a more serious and painful cavity. He uses an enamel-like dental composite to repair the damaged area. Aside from restoring structural integrity to the tooth, the tooth-colored composite resin used can conceal chips, cracks, stains, and other imperfections in teeth. The results of dental fillings are immediate and often dramatic, ensuring that patients' treated teeth are virtually indistinguishable from their surrounding natural teeth.