Composite fillings are a white filling material made from a resin material which is resistant to staining. It comes in different shades to match the color of your tooth. When you have decay or a minor crack, we can remove the decay and fill the tooth with a composite filling (white filling). Composite fillings are frequently used in place of old amalgam metal fillings that were used for many years. Unlike old metal fillings, composite resin fillings are designed to expand and contract at the same rate as the natural teeth. This can reduce the chances of tooth fracture, leaking fillings, and recurrent decay. Composite fillings are a more modern and cosmetically appealing alternative to old amalgam metal fillings. Dr. Ken or Dr. Ashwin would be happy to discuss the types of filling options we have and help you decide which is best for you.