In the case of moderate damage or decay, fillings can be an excellent option. In order to place a filling, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed, followed by a cleaning of the remaining space and finally, filling. Fillings come in many different materials. If the tooth is in the front, or exceptionally visible, there are tailor-made aesthetically focused methods. If the tooth is towards the back of the mouth. composite fillings can be used and color-matched to the surrounding teeth, allowing for full smile restoration.