We personally believe that mercury, traditionally used for filling teeth may be harmful and if possible should be avoided in modern dentistry. We therefore endeavour not use metal amalgams in our practice where technically possible. White fillings or composite resin restorations are bonded to the teeth. The fillings are therefore invisible eliminating that blue stain common in metal fillings. These white fillings can be built up in layers or made in ceramic or hardened composite.
A popular cosmetic treatment is the replacement of unsightly silver mercury fillings with white fillings.