Many people do not like the appearance of silver fillings in molars because of the dark color. Traditional dental silver fillings can be replaced with composite (white) fillings that are durable and match the color of the natural teeth.
Composite (white) fillings are routinely used on front teeth.
Silver fillings in molars replaced with composite (white) fillings.
Not only are invisible (white) fillings a more attractive option than silver dental amalgam, they are stronger. While silver amalgam fillings are held in place mechanically, these invisible fillings are bonded directly to your tooth’s enamel. Temperature sensitivity is also reduced with an invisible filling.
In dentistry, amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings. It commonly consists of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals.
Dental Composite Fillings
Dental composite fillings (also called white fillings) are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative material or adhesives. Synthetic fillings evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, aesthetic, insensitive to dehydration, easy to manipulate and reasonably inexpensive.