Composite or white fillings are non-metallic, bond well to the tooth surface and can be colour-matched to your teeth. These fillings look natural and are preferred where a filling may be visible when you smile. If a composite filling becomes chipped, it can be repaired simply by the application of additional composite material.
Amalgam or silver fillings are among the most durable types of filling material. Amalgam fillings can still provide a good restorative outcome, particularly in areas that are less visible in the mouth.