Also called "bonding" or "composite", the filling materials we use in our office are always tooth colored. We replace old, broken-down amalgam/metal fillings that contain traces of mercury with composites to restore your smile and teeth to a more natural look and feel.
Composites are naturally more comfortable. Hot and cold sensitivity is greatly reduced with composite material compared to the silver/mercury amalgams. Restorations with composites require less removal of tooth, less structure to place than those with amalgams and especially with new cavities. Composites are healthier because no traces of mercury are used, unlike silver amalgams.