Also known as composite fillings, white fillings are a plastic material designed to build up and match the colour of your teeth.
There are many reasons why most dental patients choose white fillings over metal fillings. The mercury in amalgam fillings is sometimes viewed as potentially toxic, and many patients feel that the white composite fillings represent a more advanced technology. Composite fillings are also less likely to contribute to tooth fracture compared to the metal (amalgam) fillings. However, by far the most common reason for choosing white fillings is aesthetic because we are able to perfectly mimic the natural tooth colour.