A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. While the most common use for a composite filling is to seal up a cavity, the composite material can also be used to rebuild chipped or worn teeth.
Because composite fillings are white or tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. Therefore, they are very well suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the back teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.