Composite restorations, commonly known as white fillings, are an aesthetic alternative to traditional silver fillings. The composite material is chemically bonded to the teeth, which creates a long-lasting solution for many dental issues. Primarily, the restorations are used to repair decayed teeth or make minor changes to shape and contour.
The most important advantage of white fillings is that they can be custom-matched to your teeth to preserve or enhance your natural smile. Composite fillings also support the remaining tooth structure, which discourages breakage and helps prevent future decay.