Dental fillings can usually be done in a single visit. The most commonly used material in our clinic for fillings is known as Composite Resin which is colour matched to your tooth. At Be Pain Free Dentistry we do not use metal fillings. Advances in technology has meant that tooth coloured composite resin fillings can be suitable for repairing both front and back teeth. They often require less tooth preparation and drilling than metal fillings. Also, they can help insulate the tooth from temperature changes and discomfort.
There is a chance that some food or drinks may stain composite fillings, and they may wear away and need replacing, especially when used in larger cavities. However, no filling or restoration can be ‘permanent’ and so this is to be expected of all dental restorative work.