White fillings are made of composite, consisting of resin and an inorganic material such as glass ceramics or porcelain, and are mainly used to fill cavities. Combined with enamel and dentin bonding techniques, white fillings restore teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay or injury.
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.
Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.
Tooth coloured fillings, unlike silver fillings, are bonded onto your teeth. Tooth coloured fillings are best for small cavity restorations. Properly cared-for tooth coloured fillings on front teeth can last a lifetime, but on back teeth they normally last between 7 and 10 years. If you already have silver fillings but wish that they would look more natural, you can replace them with tooth coloured fillings. Tooth coloured fillings, unlike silver fillings, allow you to eat as soon as the anaesthetic wears off.