Dental fillings are used to restore or fill in the missing tooth structure from a small to the medium-sized cavity. Traditionally, amalgam was the main filling material used which looked gray or silver in color.
With modern dentistry, we have a cosmetic filling material called composite to keep your smile looking natural. Unlike amalgam, composite matches the color of your surrounding tooth structure and is nearly invisible after it bonds to your tooth. These tooth-colored or white fillings can also be used to change the size, color or shape of your teeth, to close gaps between your teeth, repair chipped areas or make your teeth appear straighter and evener.