Today, more patients are asking about white fillings because they want their teeth to look and feel natural when they smile. White fillings are made using a composite resin material that bonds directly to the enamel of your tooth. This material comes in a wide range of shades that will blend with the color of your tooth. These restorations do not look like fillings.
A resin filling is usually completed in only one visit. A major advantage to this material and technique is that less healthy tooth is removed when the filling is placed because the composite has the ability to bond directly to the enamel. While white fillings do cost more than silver fillings, most patients find these natural looking restorations are worth the additional cost.