Composite Resin Fillings

There are circumstances in which composite restorations (white fillings) serve better than amalgam (silver fillings) restorations.  When amalgam is not indicated, for esthetic or other reasons, or when a more conservative preparation of the tooth would be beneficial, composite is the recommended restorative material.  Also, composiste restorations, which are bonded to the tooth, usually are less sensitive.. An amalgam procedure may require the removal of too much sound tooth structure which may make the tooth more prone to fracture.