White fillings help to support the structure of a damaged tooth but, unlike visible amalgam fillings, they are virtually unnoticeable because they are crafted from tooth-colored resin.
Although considered less durable than traditional amalgam, composite fillings are a more aesthetic choice and advanced materials now offer improved resilience, particularly in smaller cavities. Their longevity will also depend on where they are in the mouth and how much stress is placed on them.
- Unnoticeable – they are made from a natural-looking composite resin
- Durable – thanks to modern materials
- Less invasive – a smaller amount of the tooth needs removing prior to the placing of the filling