General Dentistry

Dental Fillings In Darch

Darch Dental Centre is proud to offer high-quality dental fillings. Our dentists are highly skilled and use only the best materials available when it comes to dental fillings.
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Dental Fillings can Preserve your teeth and prevent future decay

Tooth cavities are a common problem, and if left untreated, they can cause significant damage to your teeth.
You should seek treatment for a cavity as soon as possible if you have one. Cavities that are left untreated can lead to serious problems like tooth decay and even loss of the tooth.
Darch Dental Centre offers dental fillings as a treatment option for cavities. Also called tooth fillings, dental fillings are artificial substances made of plastic, metal, glass, or a combination of these materials. It prevents decay and preserves the teeth for as long as possible. Fillings are common treatments for minor tooth decay or small cavities. In addition, they can restore teeth that are broken, cracked, or worn down. At Darch Dental Centre, we use high-quality filling materials to restore the beauty and function of your teeth.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Darch Dental Centre offers a variety of dental fillings to help you restore your teeth to their natural shape and function. You can rely on us to take care of your teeth and keep your smile looking its best.
  • A dental filling can restore the structure and function of a weakened tooth. At Darch Dental Centre, we understand that every patient’s needs are unique, so we offer a selection of dental filling materials.
  • Placing dental fillings in cavities prevents them from growing. For the best dental filling for your needs, turn to our experienced team of professionals.
  • A filling strengthens cracked or fractured teeth by adding more filling material to the area, protecting the area from further decay or infection. Using the latest technology and quality materials, Darch Dental Centre makes sure that your filling looks great and lasts a long time.
  • At Darch Dental Center, we provide fillings with tooth-coloured materials, improving the appearance of your teeth and making your smile more attractive. Our dentists are highly experienced in providing this treatment, and we use the latest technology to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
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Darch Dental Centre

If you need dental fillings, Darch Dental Centre is the perfect choice. We offer a team of dentists who are experienced in providing quality dental fillings and are here to help you feel comfortable and confident during your visit.
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Experienced Dentists
Darch Dental Centre has 50 years of combined experience in providing quality dental fillings. Our skilled dentists will make sure you’re comfortable and well-informed at every step of the way.
Payment Options
We offer various payment options to make it easy for you to get the care you need. We want to make sure that everyone has access to quality dental care, and our wide range of payment options makes that possible.
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Sedation Dentistry
Darch Dental Centre is a trusted provider of dental fillings and offers sedation options to make your visit comfortable. We understand that you may feel anxious about going to the dentist, so we offer sedation dentistry to help you relax.

FAQ's about dental fillings

Patients who are experiencing any of the following symptoms of large cavities may need dental fillings:

  • Recurring toothaches
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tooth holes without reaching the pulp
  • Tooth discolouration

It usually takes no more than 20 minutes to complete a basic filling. A more substantial filling or several fillings may require more time. Depending on the materials used in the dental filling procedure, it may take longer or require an additional appointment.

Your dentist will first use local anaesthesia to numb the area around your teeth. If the decay is contained to the tooth’s surface, it may not be necessary to administer anaesthesia. Your dentist can remove the decayed enamel without causing you any discomfort.

Your dentist will carefully remove decay after the anaesthetic has taken effect, using a drill, laser, or air abrasion instrument. In order to ensure that the prepared cavity is ready for filling material, they will check the hole size and shape and thoroughly clean it. This will ensure there are no bacteria.

Next, your dentist will carefully fill the cavity with dental filling material in the next step. In this phase, the steps vary depending on which type of tooth-filling material will be used for each individual. 

A dental amalgam filling is made by mixing all the materials just before they are pressed into place by your dentist. Within a few minutes, the filling will harden. A tooth-coloured filling requires an additional process. The composite resin fillings will be layered over the surface of the tooth. A special light cures the layers, causing them to bond to the tooth structure and provide support. 

During this stage, if you are receiving indirect fillings, gold inlays or porcelain inlays, your dentist will make moulds of your teeth, which will then be sent to a dental lab for fabrication. While your permanent fillings are being prepared, you’ll receive a temporary filling. Permanent fillings will then be placed at a second appointment as soon as they are ready.

As a final step, your dentist will shape your teeth so that they resemble your original teeth as closely as possible, remove any excess material, and polish the final restoration.

Fillings can be made from various materials. These include composite resin, silver amalgam, porcelain, and gold. Your dentist will usually recommend the best material for you. 

Although each filling material has advantages and disadvantages, they are considered safe. Even silver amalgam, which contains mercury mixed with silver, copper, tin, and zinc, is considered safe by the Australian Dental Association. However, they also recommend limiting their use in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and people with kidney disease.

Dental fillings are associated with the following risks and complications:

  • There is a possibility of other teeth being damaged during the filling procedure.

  • You may feel tooth sensitivity to heat or cold in the weeks following the procedure.

  • An allergic reaction to anaesthesia or filling material and injury to nerves or blood vessels are possible complications.

  • Due to changes in temperature, silver amalgam fillings can expand and contract over time, eventually damaging and weakening the surrounding tooth structure.

  • It is possible for the pulp of a damaged tooth to become infected if the decayed tissue is not removed completely.

  • Dental fillings can wear away, chip, or break under the constant pressure of biting, chewing, grinding, or clenching.

You may be able to prevent your filling from becoming loose or falling out by taking the following precautions:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Keep up with regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist.
  • Refrain from chewing on hard foods.
  • Stay away from sugary drinks and foods.
  • Limit your consumption of sticky foods.
  • If you grind your teeth while sleeping, wear a night mouthguard.
The lifespan of dental fillings varies depending on the material used and how well they are maintained. If they are made from composite resin, glass ionomer, or porcelain, then they should last about five years; a silver filling or metal amalgam should last about 10–15 years, but this may vary with age and wear and tear; gold inlays should last the longest since they are not affected by harsh chemicals.

Dental filling costs vary depending on the materials used, the location of the tooth that requires work, and the degree of complexity. Fillings usually cost $150 to $300, and more complex fillings may cost up to $400 depending on your case. Our dentists can provide you with the estimated cost during your dental appointment.