It is a mixture of tooth-coloured plastic and glass particles, most commonly used for fillings and and composite bonding.
White fillings are popular with our patients as they are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional silver fillings. They closer match to the shade of your teeth and require less drilling than traditional fillings.
An alternative to white fillings are silver fillings – an amalgam of mercury, copper and tin. These are still a great choice as they are resilient however many find them to be less aesthetically pleasing than white fillings.