Dental fillings have come a long way in recent times. In addition to the standard silver dental amalgam fillings we are able to place tooth coloured fillings using the latest dentine bonding technology. This technology allows us to resin bond the white fillings to the underlying tooth tissue (dental amlgam does not stick to the tooth - it just sits in the hole).
Not only do resin bonded white fiollings look better, as they are bonded they are less likley to leak, often require less drilling of the tooth and can be used to restore many large cavities without the need for a more destructive and expensive crown.
Replacing old dark silver amalgam fillings with tooth coloured materials can dramatically improve the appearance of a heavily filled mouth.