There are a number of different kinds of fillings available the most commonly used being composite
(white fillings) and amalgam.
Composite (white) fillings
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins which aesthetically pleasing
and can be matched to the same colour as your natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) filling
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in
appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear, although due to their colour, they are more
noticeable than composite fillings. As such, they tend not used in very visible areas, such as the
front teeth. We use amalgam rarely, but in certain situations in the back teeth, it can serve as
excellent material with durability.