Dr. Garant, Whitby Ontario Dentist


After decay is removed from a tooth, something must be placed in that space to give strength back to the tooth. Fillings are the most common restorative procedure. Our office uses only metal-free fillings.

white filling

White fillings: White (metal-free) fillings are an alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth colour. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but recently a stronger more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth.

White fillings are often preferable because:

  • Cosmetic reasons
  • Many patients prefer mercury-free fillings
  • Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold find metal-free fillings to be more comfortable.