A filling is typically indicated due to tooth decay or a fracture. A filling replaces the missing space after the disease state is removed to bring the tooth back to health. We routinely provide Composite, tooth-colored, fillings.
In the event that a white filling will not work, we still use silver on occasion. The safety of silver fillings is endorsed by the ADA, FDA, EPA, and CDC.
For more information, visit: www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/amalgam