Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. To place this filling, your dentist cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.
These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth.
This kind of filling can break more easily than amalgam or gold fillings, and may not last as long.
Composite fillings cost more than amalgam fillings.
Recurrent decay is more of a problem than with amalgam or gold fillings.