Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings which are used more often than amalgam now. They have cosmetic benefits as the filling matches the color of the tooth enamel.
People may choose composite fillings on teeth which are more likely to be visible when smiling.
A composite filling can take longer as the tooth needs to be kept clean and dry during the filling.
Composite resin fillings are more expensive then amalgam fillings, but they are non-toxic.
“Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing.”