There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Prajapati can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. In general, a composite filling is the most aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. However, you can put a composite filling on any tooth. With good oral hygiene, composite fillings will last at least five years.