I have a phobia of the dentist and had not visited one in 15 years until January of this year. I had a black hole in my front bottom tooth on the outside. I had a filling done and had my first ever dental injection (I have a phobia of injections) and had a filling done it did not hurt and only tock a few mins to do once I was numb. It felt a bit sensitive for the first couple of weeks when having anything hot or cold but after that its fine. You cant even tell its a filling unless you look really really close its amazing what the dentist can do now.