Dental Fillings Port Macquarie
Dental fillings are one the most common treatments we perform at TL Dental in Port Macquarie.
So, you have a cavity – what now? Well, the good news is that the number of people that are getting cavities has reduced as people can look after their teeth better and with regular check-ups and cleans we can reduce this even further. But if you do have a cavity, you will need a dental filling. If you have a cavity, you may notice some slight pain or sensitivity when eating or drinking – come in and see us straight away. If you ignore a cavity, it will become a more significant issue, and you may end up needing a crown or even Root Canal Therapy.
Your healthfund will usually cover part of the cost of your filling, call us today to see how we can help restore your beautiful smile.
Get an appointment by calling us on (02) 6583 4055 or by clicking the button below, and we will call you back with options that suit your schedule.
Common Reasons for a Dental Filling
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED A FILLING
Process and types of dental fillings
Firstly we need to prepare the area of the tooth that requires a filling by gently removing the part of the tooth structure that is damaged. We then decide what type of filling is needed. There are two different types of dental fillings that we do here at TL Dental – direct fillings and indirect fillings.
If it is only a small part of the tooth structure that needs to be replaced, we will do a direct filling. Direct dental fillings (as the name states) are made directly in the mouth out of a tooth coloured composite material. You will hardly notice that it is there and these will generally last about 5 to 10 years with regular check-ups and cleans.
If you require a larger filling or are replacing an existing large filling, we will do an indirect filling. These are made out of a porcelain material the same shape and colour as your natural tooth. We can do indirect dental fillings due to our investment in the latest dental technology using our CEREC machine. We also give you a 7-year warranty on our indirect fillings.
Both types of fillings are done in just one appointment.
Dental Filling Cost
Tooth Coloured Filling
The cost of a filling depends on the number of tooth surfaces affected and tooth position (front or back). After a consultation, we can provide an accurate price for your filling.
X-rays may be required before a filling for accurate diagnosis.
DENTAL PAYMENT PLANS
We work with payment plans so you can spread the cost of treatment. Most offer quick online application & eligibility check. Terms, conditions & lending criteria subject to the lender's policies. We accept cash, cheque and major credit/debit cards. Learn more on our dental payment plans page.