Most people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative – the composite or tooth-coloured filling.
A composite resin is a tooth-coloured filling. Originally only used for front teeth because of their softer nature, modern improvements to their composition make them generically suitable today.
Composite fillings are more complex and therefore are likely to take your dentist longer. Your dentist will advise of the filling that they deem to be of clinical need. However, you as a patient do have a choice, you can opt to have a composite filling placed. This is usually something that is completed on a private basis due it being aesthetic and not what has been deemed clinically necessary.