Until recently, amalgam was the only material available to fill cavities. Thankfully, the arrival of composite fillings provided a strong, safe and more natural-looking alternative. Originally only used for front teeth because of their softer consistency, modern improvements to their composition make them now suitable for back teeth too.
Composite comes in a range of shades that can be matched closely to the colour of your teeth. Most people have fillings of one sort or another but today, because we are much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative
White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver fillings but there are now modern materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful.