Effective Tooth Filling Treatment Melbourne

Say goodbye to painful, sensitive teeth with expert dental care at Smile Place Dental.

Suffering from cavities or sensitive teeth? Daily discomfort can be a real burden, but you don't have to live with it.

At Smile Place Dental, we offer top-quality tooth fillings to restore your smile with precision and care - all in a single visit!

Contact us today for a safe, effective filling procedure and experience the best in dental care.

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What is a Tooth Filling? 

It’s pretty common to end up needing a tooth filling because of the foods we eat. Essentially, a filling is like a dental repair job, filling up cavities right away to prevent food bits and bacteria from causing trouble.

These fillings step in to replace damaged parts of a tooth, keeping it strong and stopping further decay. They’re also used to repair worn chewing surfaces and saving teeth from future problems. 

When is a Tooth Filling Needed?

When teeth are chipped, cracked, or affected by decay, fillings are necessary. While large cavities are noticeable and often painful, smaller ones in hard-to-spot areas require attention too.

Routine dental check-ups are crucial for detecting these issues early. Through tools like X-rays and dental probes, dentists can identify areas needing restoration that may not be visible in the mirror.

Although cavities are the most common reason for fillings, they are not the only reason your dentist may recommend reconstructive work. If you grind your teeth, bite your nails or use your teeth as tools, you may erode the chewing surfaces enough to require a filling to restore a healthy bite.

Signs that you may need a tooth filling include:

  • Visible holes or dark spots on teeth
  • Visible chips or cracks on teeth
  • Sharp pain when biting down on the affected tooth
  • Teeth feel sensitive to heat and cold
  • A constant dull pain or toothache
  • When your old filling is damaged or missing




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Forrest Hill Dental

249 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill 3131
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03 9877 3724 Book An Appointment

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Glen Iris Dental

38 High Street
Glen Iris 3146
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Tecoma Dental

1586 Burwood Highway
Tecoma 3160
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What to Expect During a Tooth Filling Procedure

During a tooth filling procedure, you can expect the following steps:

1. Preparation: The dentist will first numb the area around the tooth to be filled using a local anaesthetic. This ensures you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.

2. Removal of Decay: The dentist will use a drill or laser to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. This creates a clean space for the filling material.

3. Filling Placement: Once the decay is removed, the dentist will fill the cavity with a suitable filling material. This could be composite resin, amalgam, gold, or ceramic, depending on your preference and the location of the tooth.

4. Shaping and Polishing: After the filling material is placed, the dentist will shape and polish it to ensure a smooth and natural-looking surface. This also helps ensure your bite feels normal.

5. Final Check: The dentist will check your bite to make sure it feels comfortable and adjust the filling if necessary.

Overall, the tooth filling procedure is relatively quick and straightforward, typically taking less than an hour to complete. Afterward, you may experience some numbness or sensitivity, but this should subside within a few hours.


Why Choose Smile Place?

Choosing a dental provider is a significant decision for your health, comfort, and smile aesthetics. At Smile Place Dental, we have solid reasons to be your top choice:

1. Experience and Expertise 

Our team of skilled dentists and hygienists have decades of combined experience across all facets of dentistry. Our practitioners are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest research and technology, ensuring you receive cutting-edge solutions and treatments that uphold the highest standards of dental care.

2. Comprehensive Dental Care 

At Smile Place Dental, we offer a broad range of dental services, from tooth fillings and providing other preventive care to routine checkups and advanced procedures like dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. This holistic approach means you can trust us to cater to all your dental needs under one roof.

3. Patient-Centred Approach 

We understand that every patient is unique, and so are their dental needs. That’s why we create personalised treatment plans that respect your preferences and lifestyle while aiming for optimal oral health and a radiant smile.

4. State-of-the-Art Technology

We invest in advanced dental technology to provide safe, efficient, and comfortable treatment experiences. Whether it’s digital x-rays for lower radiation exposure or intraoral scanners for precise impressions, we leverage the best in dental technology for superior results.

5. Comfortable and Relaxing Environment 

Dental anxiety is real, and we take it seriously. Our clinic is designed to evoke a serene and calming ambiance, helping you relax throughout your visit. Our caring staff are trained to provide gentle care, taking the time to explain procedures and answer any questions you might have.

6. Affordability and Transparency

We are committed to delivering quality dental care that’s financially accessible. We offer various payment options, accept most insurance plans, and provide transparent cost estimates before beginning any treatment.

At Smile Place Dental, we make it our mission to ensure that every visit enhances not just your oral health, but also your overall well-being. With us, you will feel heard, cared for, and confident that you’re getting the best dental care. Choose Smile Place Dental – where your smile is our passion.


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  • FAQs

How do I know if I need a tooth filling?

You may need a filling if you experience toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, visible pits or holes in your teeth, or if your dentist detects signs of decay during a check-up.

Is getting a tooth filling painful?

Typically, getting a filling is not painful as the dentist will numb the area with a local anaesthetic. You may feel some pressure or discomfort, but it shouldn’t be painful.

What is the cost of a tooth filling procedure?

The cost of a tooth filling can vary depending on factors such as the location of the tooth, the type of filling material used, and your dental insurance coverage. Generally, the cost of tooth fillings in Australia can range from $210 to $480 per tooth depending on material and complexity.

How long does a tooth filling procedure take?

A filling procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the cavity.

What types of materials are used for tooth fillings?

Common filling materials include amalgam (silver), composite resin (tooth-coloured), gold, and ceramic. The type of material used depends on factors such as the location of the tooth, the extent of decay, and your personal preference.


What’s the difference between a fissure sealant and a tooth filling?

A fissure sealant is a preventive measure used to seal the grooves and pits of the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay. A filling, on the other hand, is used to repair a tooth that has already been damaged by decay.

How long do tooth fillings last?

The lifespan of a tooth filling can vary depending on factors such as the type of material used, the location of the tooth, and your oral hygiene habits. Generally, fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more with proper care.

What should I expect after getting a tooth filling?

After getting a filling, you may experience some numbness or sensitivity in the treated tooth. This should subside within a few hours. You may also experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity to hot or cold foods for a few days.

Can I eat and drink normally after getting a filling?

Yes, you can usually eat and drink normally after getting a filling. However, it’s best to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and drinks until any numbness has worn off.

How do I care for my filled tooth?

To care for your filled tooth, continue to brush and floss regularly, avoid biting down on hard objects or foods, and visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Are there any risks or complications associated with fillings?

While fillings are generally safe, there are some risks and potential complications, such as allergic reactions to filling materials, tooth sensitivity, or the filling coming loose or falling out. Your dentist can discuss any specific concerns you may have.