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Composite restorations are often called tooth-colored or white fillings. This is because the resin material used is designed to resemble the color of your natural tooth. Composite fillings are used to fill new cavities, replace old, leaking silver (Amalgam) fillings, or for bonding in the front teeth. When used to bind the front teeth, composites can change the size, shape, and color of the teeth. This is effective in closing spaces between teeth, chipping, and even making teeth appear more straight.
Composite restorations bond directly to the tooth. They are stable and able to withstand the pressure of chewing. The resin material is able to support tooth structure and insulate the tooth from extreme temperatures.
The advancement in composite material and light used in curing the material has greatly reduced tooth sensitivity following placement.