White/composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings. Aesthetics are a big positive of composite fillings as the dentist can blend the shades to create a colour that is identical to the actual tooth. Composites also bond to the tooth and support the remaining structure. It prevents breakage and insulates the tooth from temperature changes. We use stain resistant and extremely durable composites.
Amalgam fillings (silver fillings) are occasionally recommended for molars or back teeth where white fillings may be difficult to place. We choose the material depending on our patient and the position and location of the tooth that needs treatment.