There is an increasing demand from patients to have cosmetically attractive dentistry done. This may simply be the replacement of an unsightly amalgam (silver) filling or the repair of a chipped tooth that can be seen when smiling. By the skilful use of tooth-coloured filling materials, using different shades and stains in placing a single filling, we can fill and repair a tooth in a very conservative way to reproduce the subtle changes in colour that occur in natural teeth. The end result is a durable, long-lasting restoration which blends in to be almost indistinguishable from natural tooth.