Thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, we have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles. Now you can have all your unsighty metal (mercury) fillings replaced with tooth color alternative.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Only the decay is removed resulting in less tooth structure removal , as compared with amalgam(mercury) fillings.