Contemporary fillings are generally tooth-colored, composite materials made of glass or quartz and resin. These materials may be used as fillings and also to repair defects in teeth. Because these are tooth-colored, they are virtually invisible and perfectly suited for repairs on front teeth. Our office is amalgam free. We do not place silver fillings because of the controversy that surrounds them and the availability of better choices. We also help you replace your silver filling if they are faulty with a tooth colored alternative. Please bear in mind however that your insurance may not pay for pure aesthetic replacement of serviceable silver fillings. If that is the case your replacement filling would be out of pocket.