Silver Fillings known as Amalgam have been around for decades. Made from a metal alloy, they were the best filling/restoration for years. The metal creates a very good antibacterial seal in the tooth and lasts an incredibly long time. There are certain cases where this filling material is still the best choice to create a long-lasting filling. Dr. Furniss will give you the option of using this material or tooth-colored material.
White Fillings, also known as composites are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.