are made from durable plastics called composite
resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the fillings
are less noticeable, and much more attractive, than other types of fillings.
Because composite resins are tooth-colored, they look more natural than other filling materials. You child can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. A tooth can be filled and sealed at the same time to prevent further decay.
Recently the Academy of General Dentistry published a "Fact Sheet" in the AGD Journal concerning the use of composite (tooth colored) fillings in back teeth. The biggest limitation is that these fillings do not hold up well for large fillings where porcelain crowns would probably be the restoration of choice.