Dental filling restore damaged teeth due to tooth decay and to prevent even further damage. To determine the best type of filling to be used, several factors must be considered, this includes the extent of repair needed and the location of the damaged tooth.
This type of filling is ideal for teeth that are visible when a patient smiles because the resin material matches the color of the natural teeth. However this may not be ideal for teeth that require large fillings as they may chip or wear in the long run. Composite filling are also not as resistant as other materials from coffee, tea, or tobacco stains.