For years, dental patients have relied on metal-based fillings to fill cavities, but in Midland Park, NJ, our dentists at Veenstra Family Dental offers patients innovative tooth-colored fillings to restore their smile. Amalgam fillings, or metal-based fillings, used to be the only option for filling cavities, but these fillings often lead patients to feel self-conscious about their smile. Tooth-colored fillings give patients an option that will fill cavities without detracting from their smile. Tooth colored fillings, commonly known as white fillings, are composite dental fillings that restore teeth while mimicking the natural appearance of the tooth’s structure. Patients suffering with oral pain due to dental decay will seek out their dentist for a filling. Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities in order to prevent further decay—thus restoring a patients’ smile.