Composite filling material is made of a tooth-colored resin and used to repair chipped, decayed and damaged teeth. Naturally rebuilding and supporting remaining tooth structure, as well as insulating the nerve, composite fillings allow for more conservative preparations because of the inherent bonding and strength-increasing component of the material.
Composite fillings is being used to restore anterior and posterior teeth. Composite fillings can become discolored or stained, but their durability and lifespan have greatly improved compared to earlier material characteristics. Proper oral home care must be practiced after composite fillings are placed to ensure that the filling lasts a long time.