Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference between the silver and white dental fillings is the material that they consist of. Silver (amalgam) fillings are made up of 50% mercury and 50% of other various metals. White (composite) fillings are made of acrylic and various glass particles. Other differences in silver and white fillings are cost, strength and the way they look.
Most people opt for the composite or white filling as they are less visible. Your dentist will match the colour of the filling to your tooth to ensure the most natural finish possible.