For many years silver fillings (amalgam fillings) were used routinely when teeth needed repair. However, silver fillings can be unsightly, stain teeth and also propagate cracks through teeth. At Torquay Dental we can change over these fillings with more aesthetic materials. For smaller fillings, we can use a composite resin material or for larger fillings a porcelain material. These materials look just like tooth structure and to the untrained eye, the teeth look like they have no fillings in them at all.