Composite resin or tooth colored fillings provide good durability for repairing cavities. They can be used anywhere in the mouth and are an excellent choice to blend the filling in with the natural tooth.
In the past, amalgam or metal fillings were the primary solution for filling cavities. Today, however, tooth-colored fillings are most used because they can blend in with the natural tooth color.
The resin used to make the composite filling is made of powdered glass and plastic resin. These combine to fill the cavity, providing a natural appearance that blends in seamlessly with the natural teeth. They can be used on front and back teeth.