Dental Composite is often the material of choice for treating a small to medium size cavity in a tooth. It allows restoring a tooth to full functionality. Since the material is tooth-coloured, it is also pleasing to the eye. Numbness will insure that you are comfortable
Composite fillings are in general less costly than ceramic restorations. Porcelain in comparison is stronger, with superior aesthetics and better long-term prognosis. That is the reason why porcelain is successfully used for teeth with larger cavities and for crowns and veneers.
The procedure is completely pain free and will involve application of a rubber-dam when a defective amalgam filling or decay has to be removed (more comfort for you).