Composite dental fillings (tooth colored fillings), also referred to as white fillings, are designed to blend in with the natural shade of your teeth. Unlike unsightly metal fillings, you probably won’t even notice the difference between a tooth that has been filled with a composite filling and a natural tooth.
The Mercury debate
Silver fillings contain mercury. The potentially adverse health side effects are still controversial. But many patients choose not to have mercury in their mouths for health reasons.