Fillings have really changed in the last 5-7 years.
The only fillings that I now use in my office are white fillings.
This is because the materials for have become stronger, more natural looking, and chemically bond to the teeth for less leakage, and dimensional stability. There is still some debate about the use of white versus silver fillings, but I am confident that the white fillings are just as long lasting as silver fillings but are virtually indetectable in the mouth and with new segmental matrix systems the contacts between the teeth are better.
My goal is for the patient to not know that I worked on thier teeth...I want them look, feel, and function as close to a natural tooth as is possible. By using sonic driven composite, along with state of the art matrix systems we can accomplish this routinely in our office.