Tooth filling had to be redone - should I pay?

I recently had work done on my teeth which included a filling. However, a few weeks later the filling broke while I was eating. The dentist replaced it but insisted on charging me again. Is there no guarantee for dental work?  B.W.

 Unfortunately it appears there is no guarantee. Dentists are said to have an obligation of ‘means’ but not of ‘results’; that means they are required to carry out procedures in an appropriate way but they do not guarantee the work’s ‘effectiveness’.

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