White filling (composite fill) can be used in the treatment of teeth that are decayed, broken, worn or require small shape changes. They can be used in any area where black fillings(amalgam) can be used. It has more advantages than black fillings, especially the aesthetic appearance. When white fillings are well made, they are as durable and strong as black filling. However, the application of white fillings requires much more care and attention. If you are not careful enough, it can cause negative results in a short time. But a properly applied white fillings can stay in the mouth for many years.
Despite the many advantages of white fillings, the use of black fillings are still continuing. The World Health Organization says that black fillings are harmless to the human body. But due to the many advantages mentioned above, white fillings are preferred today.