There are many reasons teeth may need to be repaired. Teeth can be weakened by decay over time, they can be damaged by large fillings that weaken the teeth, they can be damaged in accidents or they can be damaged by chewing on something hard like fruit stones or sticky sweets.
There are many available options for repairing teeth. They depend on the actual damage to the tooth and the overall condition of the mouth. One common option is a crown. A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a tooth which makes it look like a natural tooth.
White fillings are used to restore the function, strength and shape of teeth that have been damaged. The damage could have been caused by trauma or decay, and a white filling is used to fill the missing space left in the tooth. White fillings differ to silver or other coloured fillings because they are natural looking and therefore far less noticeable in a smile.