Rectify Dental Decay with a Tooth Filling
If you have one or more decaying teeth, the dentists at Burnside Dental Practice can repair them with a tooth filling. We can restore the strength, integrity and function of damaged teeth so that they can do their job for many more years to come. In addition, we stop cavities from getting larger and causing permanent damage by removing the decay before applying the dental filling material.
What Are Tooth Fillings Made Of?
There are various types of fillings for damaged or decayed teeth. We offer a range of options for you to choose from when it comes to your preferred tooth filling material. These options include:
- Ceramic – A tooth-like material similar to porcelain that bonds to the tooth much better than amalgam or composite resin
- Amalgam – A durable filling that isn’t as aesthetically pleasing and can require healthy parts of the tooth to be removed
- Composite Resin – An affordable tooth-coloured filling that looks natural
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Our tooth filling procedure involves applying a local anaesthetic to the area, using an instrument to remove decay, and cleaning away bacteria and debris. We then place the filling material on the tooth and use a special light to harden it. Finally, we use a tool to shape the material so that it replicates the natural tooth and ensures there are no problems with bite.
Dental filling procedures can be uncomfortable for some people, but they are rarely painful. We inject a local anaesthetic into the targeted area, numbing sensations and allowing us to get the job done without causing distress. You may experience some mild sensitivity afterwards, but this is normal and the numbness from the anaesthetic will generally subside after several hours.
How Much Does a Dental Filling Cost?
Our tooth filling cost in Adelaide varies depending on the number of fillings you need and the choice of dental filling material. The more fillings you need, the more you’ll need to pay for the procedure. The dental filling cost will also increase if you decide to use higher quality materials. A consultation will take your finances into account beforehand to determine the best solution for you.
Discuss Your Requirements Today
Make Burnside Dental Practice your first choice next time you need a tooth filling. Contact our friendly staff at your earliest opportunity to learn more about our services and discuss your requirements. We’ll happily answer your questions and address any issues you may have.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.