Resin (White) Fillings
White fillings are a cosmetic approach to modern day dentistry. They are virtually invisible to the naked eye and have the most natural appearance. White filling material does not transmit heat/cold, does not weaken tooth structures or darken teeth over-time. They are the best choice esthetically for teeth that can be seen upon smiling.
Amalgam (Gray) Fillings
Amalgam fillings are made up of a stronger material in comparison to white fillings. They may not be as esthetically pleasing as white fillings, but do hold their purpose. Amalgam fillings offer more strength in areas that require more durability. Areas that require more durability are the teeth used for chewing and grinding; molars.