Most people will need fillings at some point during their life. Some people will require multiple fillings and others will only have to visit the dentist a handful of times. There are a range of reasons as to why people need fillings, from personal health to lifestyle, right through to genetics and medications. Given that fillings might range in size, colour and complexity, how much the cost of a dental filling is does differ:
- Price: $225 to $380
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While all dental fillings are used to treat tooth decay and repair teeth, there are two types of fillings available:
- Amalgam fillings: are often used to repair the molars, as the material stands up to wear and tear better than composite fillings.
- Composite fillings: are also known as white fillings and are used for cosmetic reasons, particularly for visible teeth. Given their colour, you often cannot distinguish the difference between a white filling and the rest of the tooth. This type of filling isn’t always suitable for back teeth.
If a full coverage, all surface filling is required, then the expert team at dhealth Dentistry may suggest that an inlay or crown be used to ensure the best chance of longevity for your tooth. The fee for an inlay or crown is different to that of a filling. Please see the specific price guide for our inlay or crown procedures.
Our Composite Fillings Procedure
The procedure used by the dhealth Dentistry team to insert a filling in your tooth is a relatively simple, straight-forward and painless process:
- To begin with, a local anaesthetic is used to numb the entire area around the tooth that is undergoing treatment. That way, the whole procedure is painless.
- We then remove all the tooth decay, plaque and tartar build up from your tooth.
- We’ll make sure that your mouth and the tooth in which the filling is to be inserted are relatively dry.
- The hole left by the decay in your tooth is then filled with the composite material and left to set.
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