Composite/tooth coloured restorations are an alternative to amalgam/silver restorations which are the most widely used material today. They are made of a mixture of plastic and small glass particles which are strong yet highly aesthetic. They are suitable for repairing decay, cracks, fractures on both the front and the back teeth Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break in a long term. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again.