Composite is a tooth colored filling material. This is the material of choice to replace areas of tooth decay, cracks, discoloration, chips or minimal fractures. With a variety of different shades available, this material can be closely matched to the natural color of your teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings (white fillings) or composite resin dental restorations were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings.
Composite tooth colored fillings are made of a resin filled with microscopic porcelain particles. The advantage of a composite filling is that it is bonded to the tooth. This prevents that natural tooth from breaking and cracking.