Some people have raised concerns about the health and safety of amalgams and many consider them unattractive, especially on visible, front teeth.
White, tooth-colored fillings (made from ceramic and plastic compounds) have become increasingly popular and give practically invisible restoration results.
Composite (tooth-colored) fillings were not always considered strong enough to handle the pressure of back teeth, though now, newer materials have improved their durability.
Since they are aesthetically more pleasing, tooth-colored composite material is most often used on front teeth. They form a strong and durable bond and are virtually invisible, assuring you a beautiful smile.
All fillings do eventually require replacement, no matter what type, and the benefit of amalgam fillings is their long life.