At Barley Mow all the dentists routinely provide white (tooth-coloured) fillings primarily using dental composite in the vast majority of situations.
We still do use silver amalgam in some instances as it is a solid product with a reliable history. It is just unfortunate that it is a silver to black colour and contains mercury!
At the same time we have all had a lot of practice using composite and can usually achieve an aesthetic and functional result. it is a trickier product to use and get the best resluts from so usually it takes a few minuted longer for the appointment.