"White dental fillings" are not in fact white, but are actually shades of white to match your natural teeth. They are strong with great esthetic properties unlike "silver" (amalgam) fillings. The composite filling material used in this cosmetic dental service is carved into the appropriate cavity shape while it is still soft, and then hardened with a curing light. Polishing ensures a smooth surface that looks and feels like your natural tooth.
If you suffer from cavities and are turned off of the appearance of silver fillings, talk to Dr. Carly Gordon at Maple Dental Health about Cosmetic White Fillings.