You are able to get white fillings on front teeth under the nhs, and in some instances in the back teeth, usually where it is a very small filling. White fillings can be better than metal ones when it is a very small filling, as they bond to the tooth and therefore the dentist can carry out minimally invasive dentistry where the decay is caught early. Dental materials are constantly improving and some of the latest white fillings can offer very high strength and superior cosmetics. Your dentist will be able to explain the options and differences, and costs.
Amalgam to Composite
This is simply removal of an old metal amalgam filling and replacement with chair side tooth coloured composite filling. The material comes in a wide range of shades so that it can be matched to the colour of your teeth.