Dental fillings and restorations are minimally invasive procedures that restores worn or damaged teeth, treat tooth decay or cavity and improve the overall function and aesthetics of the teeth. .
What types of Dental materials are available for fillings?
Different restorative materials are used for different dental cavities (shape, size, location).
- Glass ionomer cement: is mostly used for a tooth with a small cavity. This material is also a fluoride releasing material that lowers the chance of future decay. Glass ionomer cement also possesses excellent protective properties. It is a little weaker than the material used in larger cavities, however it can be re-applied easily if the restoration wears down or chips away overtime.
- Composite resin: is the most common restorative material used in modern dentistry. It is used to repair cavities of all sizes, and provides patients with excellent aesthetics and functional capacity.
- composite/porcelain onlay: is best used to treat a tooth with a large cavity. This material combines strength and beauty in one. Aesthetically, there are minimal differences when the material is compared to composite resin and glass ionomer cement. What sets it at the forefront of restorative procedures in modern dentistry, is the material’s durability and resistance to wear.
How much does a filling cost?
The cost of a filling depends on the size of the cavity and the choice of material. On average our fillings are priced between $150 and $300.
How long will my appointment take?
Filling appointments are usually between 45 minutes to an hour long. We try our best at prioritizing our patients by making ourselves available at times that suit our patients.