Tooth-colored fillings are an attractive alternative to traditional metal fillings. They do not stand out visibly like metal fillings, but match your teeth and are virtually undetectable. It is a white, durable resin (composite) which comes in subtly different shades so the dentist can choose the shade which best matches your natural teeth.
A big advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that they contain no mercury. Mercury is a highly toxic substance. While some dentists still feel comfortable placing metal fillings (amalgam) in their patients’ mouths, we prefer to offer tooth-colored fillings. They are bonded to the tooth, strengthening the tooth, holding it together, and prolonging its life.