Hearing that you need dental fillings is a piece of news that no one wants to get. While the procedure isn’t really painful (because the dentist will give you an anesthetic), it’s yet another dental appointment, more time off of work or school, and most people generally view having to go to any kind of doctor’s appointment with displeasure. After all, no one wants to spend much time in that dentist’s chair.
However, today’s technology allows us to have fillings placed quickly and easily, and a great dentist will place fillings that will last you for years without needing a replacement, but not before he or she admonishes you to take better care of your teeth! For those who do need fillings, there are a variety of materials available, including porcelain, silver amalgam, or composite fillings.