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How long does a dental filling procedure last?

I am a 43-year-old male who is having a dental filling next week. How long does a dental filling procedure last?

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Dental filling, or properly stated, restoring a tooth with an etch-bonded composite restoration takes about an hour, more or less depending on the size of the restoration. Consult your dentist for a more specific answer.
One hour with traditional local anesthetic and 5 mins if using lasers because most lasers are relatively painless and do not require needles.
Thereafter the time for anesthesia or numbing is 10 to 15 minutes typically.

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The amount of time needed for a dental filling is dependent upon the location of the tooth, the size of the decay or defect, and the type of filling material being used. Some filling appointments may take only 15 minutes, while more involve situations may require an hour or more. It is not possible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy without
knowing more about your personal situation. In any event, the degree of success is very high for dental restorations in general. Your dentist will be able to tell you in advance how long he/she thinks the procedure will require to complete. Of course, circumstances may exist that allow for a faster or slower time needed to complete the restoration. In conclusion, there are no hard and fast rules regarding the amount of time needed to perform the dental procedure. But your dentist can give you a very close estimate under normal circumstances.
A dental filling procedure can last anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours depending on how many fillings you are getting done and how complex the fillings are.
An average filling visit is approximately 1 hour.
It depends on the size of the cavity, the number of the cavities, and the location of the tooth. If it is only one cavity, it usually takes less than an hour.