Dental Fillings

Noticed tooth decay?

Fillings are a common way to treat holes and cavities in your teeth.

Are you experiencing sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods? or minor pain when brushing your teeth?

You may have some decay in your teeth that requires a filling treatment. Dental Fillings can help relieve cavity pain and restore structure to your teeth.

What are Dental Fillings?

Tooth fillings, also known as dental fillings, are vital in the restoration of damaged teeth, ensuring they regain their natural function and shape.

This essential dental procedure is crucial for preserving your oral health and preventing further complications.

A woman lying on the dental chair, opening her mouth for consultation.

Types of Dental Fillings

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, made of a blend of plastic and fine glass particles, are an excellent choice for those concerned about aesthetics. They can be color-matched to your natural teeth, making them nearly invisible.

Ceramic Fillings

Ceramic fillings, also known as porcelain fillings, provide excellent aesthetics and durability. They are highly resistant to staining and are a preferred choice for visible teeth.

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings, while less common due to their cost, offer remarkable durability. They are often chosen for their longevity, but their yellow color may not appeal to everyone.

Glass Ionomer Fillings

Glass ionomer fillings are a unique option that releases fluoride, making them ideal for patients with a high risk of tooth decay. They are commonly used for children's teeth and as a temporary filling material.

The Tooth Filling Process

Removal of Caries and Decay

When you require a filling, our experienced dentist will first remove the damaged and decayed portions of your tooth. This meticulous process prepares the tooth for the next step.

Application of Appropriate Filling Material

The choice of filling material depends on the specific needs of your tooth. Whether it's ceramic, composite, or another suitable material, our dentist will select the best option to restore the structure and integrity of your tooth.

Filling the Hole or Damage

The selected filling material is skillfully applied to fill the void created by decay and wear. This process ensures that your tooth can continue its natural function without the risk of further decay or complications.

A dental filling material being placed on the tooth.

How Do I Know If I Need a Filling?

If you are experiencing any of the following, you may need a filling:

• Sensitivity to hot and cold foods
• Sensitivity to sugary foods
• Toothache or ache near the tooth
• A hole in the tooth that you can feel or see

Our dentist will perform a thorough examination and may use X-rays to determine the extent of tooth decay and whether a filling is necessary.

Can Fillings Be Prevented?

Preventing the need for fillings involves maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

A healthy diet low in sugary and acidic foods can also help prevent tooth decay.

Payment Plans

Explore your payment plan options below or reach out to our friendly team for more information. We also have received 5-star reviews on Google, which is a testament to our quality service.

Interest-Free Payment Plan Options:

  • Q Card or Q Mastercard: Ideal for treatments over $500, offering 18 months of interest-free payments. This allows you to receive the necessary treatment without an immediate financial burden.

  • Zip Interest-Free: If your treatment costs are under $800, Zip is an excellent choice. You can spread the cost over 4 fortnightly payments with no interest or additional fees.

  • WINZ Support: For those with limited income or receiving benefits, Work and Income (WINZ) can provide financial support for dental treatment. We offer quotes for you to take to WINZ, and once your treatment cost is covered, we can begin the treatment, typically within 2-3 days.

Don't let financial worries hold you back from maintaining your oral health.

Auckland Family Dental:
Your Restorative Dentistry Leaders

At Auckland Family Dental, our dedicated team of dentists is at the forefront of General and Restorative dentistry in Auckland. We are committed to ensuring that your oral health is in excellent hands.

Book an appointment at one of our clinics today to receive expert guidance and personalized care. Our team is here to help you maintain a healthy, functional smile.

Trust Auckland Family Dental for your tooth filling or dental filling needs. Your journey to optimal oral health begins with us.

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