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Dental Fillings Armadale, WA

As a dental surgery in Armadale, one of our specialities is helping our patients make educated dental fillings decisions. Our website is packed with valuable information on the different types of fillings to help you make an informed decision about your dental care. Besides helping patients make the right choice for them, we also offer an array of other dental services to help you maintain and improve the condition of your teeth.

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we provide a wide range of dental fillings, from simple tooth-coloured fillings to dental composite fillings and more. We’re proud to offer this service to our local Armadale community. If you are experiencing toothache or sensitivity in one or more of your teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team to find out more about our dental fillings services.

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Why It's Important To Get Dental Fillings

If you are experiencing discomfort associated with a tooth, one of the first things your dentist may recommend is a filling. A filling is a dental restoration that seals and protects the inner portion of a damaged tooth. The main goal of a filling is to maintain the tooth’s integrity so that it can remain intact and healthy for as long as possible.

Fillings are effective at relieving tooth sensitivity, restoring the natural look of your smile, and preserving your overall oral health. In addition to these benefits, fillings can also strengthen teeth, so they remain strong and hard for a lifetime.

Here are some reasons why getting a dental filling is important:

  • A filling restores the strength of damaged teeth.
  • Fillings can eliminate pain caused by decaying teeth that have become sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
  • A filling will help you avoid infections that could lead to more severe problems.
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What You Need To Know

FAQ About Dental Fillings

Once the filling has been put into place, it can be used for quite a long time! In fact, some types of fillings have been found to last up to twenty years. However, the longevity of dental fillings isn’t the same for everyone. It depends on many factors, including:

-Your age
-How well you take care of your teeth
-Whether or not you brush and floss regularly (If you don’t take care of your teeth properly, the tooth can become reinfected).

In general, adults fillings usually lasts for about ten years. Younger patients tend to last for up to twenty years.
It is difficult to answer such a question without knowing your specific dental situation. The cost of dental fillings can be anything from $50 to $350. All things being equal, the cost of a filling on a tooth will depend on the complexity of the procedure. If you have two teeth that need work, one major and one minor, for example, then it is likely that the minor filling will be less expensive than what would be charged for more complicated work or multiple teeth with different problems.
A composite filling is an amalgamation of two substances: a plastic and a powder, most often made from ceramic or glass.
An amalgam filling is an alloy consisting of mercury, silver, tin and copper.

The main difference between composite fillings and amalgam fillings is the materials used in each process. Amalgam fillings are mostly composed of metal whereas composite fillings are mostly composed of plastics or glass.

Devices for amalgam filling are also available that can be placed in the mouth. The mercury in an amalgam filling is less toxic, but it can be ingested and absorbed into the body. Amalgam fillings contain more than 50% mercury metal with up to 2% mercury oxide (which is less toxic than pure mercury) and are recommended only when restorations cannot be placed in other places of the mouth.

Amalgam fillings are also a better choice for restorations. Amalgam fillings can withstand repeated chewing and swallowing and do not become brittle, affecting restoration longevity. Composite fillings will be affected by repeated chewing and swallowing, also causing them to become brittle.

It must be said that composite fillings are less expensive than amalgam fillings. For instance, a composite filling can cost up to two-thirds of an amalgam filling's cost.
Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental Surgery

Our experience and expertise in all aspects of general and cosmetic dental procedures have attracted patients from all over Armadale. From simple check-ups to major treatments such as Root Canal, Dental Implants, and Braces, our aim is to achieve your long-term dental health and well-being.

Our friendly team will put you at ease before we begin treatment. Our first priority is ensuring your comfort during treatment. Beyond emergency treatment, our team provide a wide range of services to suit your specific needs.

We are conveniently located at Prospect Road, Armadale and offer free parking to all our patients.

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Health Funds

We Accept All Major Health Funds

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we are a health fund participant of the major health funds, including Medibank, Bupa, HBF and HCF. Please give us a call or book online to find out more about the benefits available for our preferred health funds.