Many people have metallic fillings restoring broken teeth. Today because we are all much more conscious of our smile, we can choose a natural looking alternative – the composite or natural tooth coloured filling.
The main advantage of composite fillings is their aesthetic appeal and they do not contain any mercury unlike traditional amalgam.
White fillings have always been considered to last less than silver amalgam fillings. There are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of your composite filling can depend on the depth of cavity and its position in the mouth; your Smilepod dentist is best positioned to advise you.