Dental fillings have long stood the test of time when it comes to dental restoration. Dental fillings are effectively used to replace parts of teeth that are missing, chipped, injured or decayed. Traditional materials include gold, porcelain, amalgam, and other composites that help to successfully restore teeth. However, with advances in dental technology, there is now a variety of options to choose from. Some of these options include ceramic and composite materials that are extremely durable and reliable while also providing a natural aesthetic look.