Composite fillings are also known as ‘white fillings’ or ‘cosmetic fillings’ and are now what most people choose over traditional amalgam fillings.
More than ever, the Composite or “white filling” is the preferred choice of patients, because the material blends with the natural tooth color and is typically more durable than silver.
Technically, the material bonds well with the natural tooth and can help to prevent fractures. White fillings do not darken teeth, improving the appearance of your smile and the material used makes the tooth less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
If you are interested in composite fillings make an appointment to see the dentist. We will advise you on whether it is safe to remove your amalgam fillings. If you are about to get a new filling, you can request to have a composite filling.