What are cosmetic or tooth-colored fillings?
When your dentist removes tooth decay, he or she replaces the removed structure with a filling to protect and retain the structure of the tooth. Traditionally, dentists have used metal amalgam fillings for this purpose. Cosmetic fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. They are made of a composite plastic resin, and they look just like natural teeth.