Dental Tooth Fillings

Once decay has taken hold in a tooth, the damage to the tooth will continue and may spread to other teeth. That’s why it is recommended to have a damaged tooth filled with dental filling substances in order to prevent further damages. The damage caused by tooth decay is restored by a filling device and prevents bacteria from entering the tooth. In most cases, teeth that need fillings are your molar and wisdom teeth. Fillings of the front teeth are rare, but it is still possible in case you have cavities in your front teeth.

Which teeth typically need fillings

The molar and wisdom teeth are most likely the ones who need tooth fillings. While the only person that can tell you whether you need dental treatment is your qualified dentist, you can encounter some common symptoms and signs that can warn of a cavity which may need a dental filling. Book an appointment with your dentist for an assessment if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • A previous tooth filling gets cracked or falls off the tooth
  • Your tooth has a rough texture
  • Chewing food causes pain
  • There are visible dark spots or craters on your tooth
  • You can feel some discomfort when you bite into cold or hot food
  • You have a fractured tooth
  • You suddenly feel an unusual throbbing pain in your teeth

Front tooth fillings

Fillings remediate the cavities in your tooth caused by decay. While our front teeth are what we usually use to bite into food, harmful substances can damage the coating of our teeth without us noticing it. That’s why it’s recommended to drink plenty of water during and after each meal, especially if it’s a sugary snack. Also, brushing your teeth before going to bed is a must to maintain healthy teeth.

Tooth Filling Cost

The cost of tooth filling can range anywhere between $150 to $400. Like most treatments, the cost is all depending on the complexity and size of your cavity. Another factor that affects the dental filling cost is the type of tooth filling material used. At White Dental Clinic, there are four types of fillings available: Composite, amalgam, gold, and porcelain fillings.

Amalgam fillings are known to be the standard dental filling material, although it has its usage limitations. On the other hand, a composite tooth filling is a more commonly used tooth filling treatment for most patients. Amalgam filling lasts for around 12 years on average, while composite filling should last between 5 to 7 years. This depends, of course, on particular factors such as the treatment and attention to your oral health and regular dental visits.

Type of Dental Fillings

Fillings can be made of a number of different materials and can be used to repair any tooth in the mouth. Your choice can be depending on the look, durability and costs of the fillings materials.

We gladly invite you to set an appointment with our dentist to discuss your treatment options. At White Dental Clinic, we offer different types of dental fillings. We will help you understand the different variations of dental fillings and assist you in making the best option for your needs.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are ‘white’ tooth fillings that are made of plastic. Since the colour of these fillings is the closest to the natural teeth’s pigment, they are less prominent in the mouth and can be preferred in particular for front teeth fillings. However, composite fillings are not as strong as metal fillings, which means that it is not as long-lasting as amalgam fillings.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam has been used for more than 150 years. It is a mixture of metals, including silver, copper, tin, mercury and zinc, and is a very strong filling material. Although exposure to mercury can be toxic, amalgam is safe and effective to use for most people. The Australian Dental Association continues to support the use of amalgam fillings. However, they suggest minimising their use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, by children and by people with kidney disease.

Gold Fillings

Gold can make for a long lasting and durable filling, however they are rarely used these days. The cost of a gold filling is generally higher than a silver amalgam and it’s no surprise the colour doesn’t match your natural teeth.

Porcelain Fillings

Another alternative is porcelain. This non-crystalline gas composed of silicon and oxygen filling, is often used as inlays on teeth. They are typically used for tooth fillings when the cavity in a tooth is large or in an area where maximum chewing pressure is required. They are often also used when the cavity is in a tooth that is visible when you talk or smile as they can match the colour of your natural teeth.

Get Your Fillings at White Dental Clinic in Sydney

If you suspect you might have a cavity that needs filling, you can do so at your trusted Sydney dental clinic. We’re happy to help you decide which material filling suits you best and can recommend a treatment and financial approach that suits you best. We use state of the art technologies and tools available to enhance treatments’ accuracy, safety and comfort.

Our dentist also uses anesthesia, but if you are afraid of injections, we can also discuss alternative solutions to calm you down during your dental procedure. If you’re searching for an excellent location to have a tooth filling procedure, you can visit either our Gordon or Chatswood clinics in Sydney.

Gordon Dental Clinic

Ever Since we started our first White Dental Clinic branch in Chatswood, Sydney, we’ve been receiving calls from different parts of Australia because they’ve heard of our wonderful services. After years of planning, we decided to open up our second branch in Gordon, Sydney. This way, the patient’s from there or near the area can visit our clinic and avail the same quality services that they get in our Chatswood branch.

Our experienced dentists are all prepared to handle serious or minor dental concerns. They will also be assisted by our trained dental nurses and hygienists who’ll make sure our patients are comfortable and relaxed. If you’re interested to learn more, please contact us and book an appointment. To learn more about our Gordon dental clinic in Sydney, please visit click here.

Chatswood Dental Clinic

We ensure that our customers in Chatswood, Sydney, receive the best dental care. Our well-trained dentists will help you understand everything you need to know about tooth filling treatment and how they carry out the procedure. Our courteous and friendly staff members will welcome you when you visit our clinic.

Our goal is to provide safe and efficient dental services to our customers in Sydney, ensuring that patients are happy and will return to our clinic for future dental care. If you are interested in tooth filling, please contact us and book an appointment. You can also find out more about our Chatswood dental clinic in Sydney on our website.

Chatswood Clinic

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Hours

Monday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tue - Thu : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Phone

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

Chatswood Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

(02) 9411 6097

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Sat : 10:00am - 3:00pm

Phone

(02) 9498 7406

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

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