COMPOSITE RESIN (TOOTH COLORED) FILLINGS Composite resin fillings have been successfully used for decades to restore damaged teeth. Early trials with tooth colored fillings placed on back teeth resulted in problems that earned the fillings a bad reputation in the beginning.
Now, improvements in materials have made composite resin fillings the preferred restoration for many situations. Composite fillings fully cure in seconds, so patients do not have to wait hours to eat on newly placed fillings. And because composite resin fillings are tooth colored, they give the teeth a natural look that patients love.