The five most commonly used fillings today are composite, amalgam, gold, porcelain and glass ionomer.
A composite filling uses a technique called bonding to adhere to your natural tooth. Sometimes, if the cavity is small, no anesthetic is needed. However, in most cases, your dentist will administer anesthetic so you are comfortable during the procedure.
Steps of placing a composite filling:
After a composite filling is light cured it is the hardest it will be, and once the anesthetic wears off you can go back to chewing normal and no extra precaution is needed.