White fillings can be used to treat teeth with decay or to replace old silver amalgam fillings.
Ideally white fillings are best used for small to medium size cavities - larger cavities would be more suited for porcelain inlays.
Not only do these materials look just like natural tooth but they also stick or bond to the tooth which adds strength compared to silver amalgam fillings.
In this case an old, failing amalgam was replaced with a ceramic inlay. The result is not only much better looking but has restored the health and strength of the tooth. Learn more »