Amalgam fillings are silver and can help restore a tooth when it is decayed. Your dentist will start by removing the decayed part of your tooth and replacing it with amalgam.
For a few days following your filling, you might be sensitive to hot and cold. With time, this sensitivity will subside.
Oral hygiene practices are important for keeping your filling looking and feeling great. Make sure to continue to brush and floss. You should also visit a dentist regularly for an exam and cleaning where they will check the wellbeing of your fillings and any other restorations.