Getting a filling is never going to be the most pleasant thing. However, it is necessary if you want to have healthy teeth and if you want to be free from pain and discomfort when you eat and drink. Remember, the pain from a cavity is not pleasant either and it will last a lot longer!
When you get a filling, there are two main options – metal and composite resin. Metal is usually silver or black in colour, whereas resin is white/ tooth coloured.
The main factor to consider is price. Black fillings are available on the NHS and white fillings will cost considerably more – the price will depend on your individual dental practice. However, many people feel that white fillings are worth it. If the filling is on a front tooth then a white filling is definitely the best option. You could consider a metal filling for back teeth.