The main advantage of a direct dental composite (white filling) over traditional materials such as amalgam is improved aesthetics. Composites can be made in a wide range of tooth colours allowing near invisible restoration of teeth. Composites are glued into teeth and strengthen the tooth’s structure, unlike silver fillings which  need  the dentist to create retentive features destroying healthy tooth. White fillings can also be used in reshaping teeth and in Smile Makeovers to enhance your appearance.