Dental fillings are one of the most popular dental procedures used to restore a damaged tooth. If you are planning to get a dental filling, then there are some things that you need to know in order to choose the right option for you. There are two types of filling materials that dentists use, amalgam and composite or resin. Amalgam is a material made up of different kind of metals. Also known as a “silver filling”, amalgam is most often used on the back teeth because of its durability and strength. The composite/resin filling also known as the “tooth colored filling” are placed on the front teeth, in order to uphold their natural appearance. However, if esthetics is a big concern, composite is also a great material to restore any tooth in the mouth.”