This case came in today. The front tooth has had a filling more many years and the metallic filling on the left had leaked and caused cracking of the tooth.
We replaced both fillings with tooth coloured composite resin in a single appointment. The metal had stained the back tooth severely and some shadow remains. The tooth is weak and may ultimately need a crown but this filling is much more conservative. The front tooth was easily corrected to get a more cosmetic colour match.
My own tooth needs a crown due to being on the losing end of an olive pit so I will have some new interesting posts in a couple of weeks when it is done. 🙂