Dental Fillings and Restorations
Dental Fillings and Restorations are minimally invasive procedures to improve the overall function and aesthetics of your teeth.
What types of Dental materials are available for fillings?
- Different dental cavities (size, shape, location) need different restorative materials. For tooth with small cavity Glass ionomer cement is most often used. This material is also a fluoride releasing material that lowers the risk of any future decay. Glass ionomer cement possesses excellent protective properties. It is slightly weaker than material used in larger cavities, however if overtime the restoration is wearing down or chipped away further materials can be re-applied easily.
- 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.
- Large sized cavities are best treated using composite/porcelain onlay. 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. However it is the materials durability that sets it at the forefront of restorative procedures in modern dentistry.
How much does a filling cost?
The cost of a filling is dependent on the size of the cavity and the material used. Patients can expect to pay between $150-$300 at our practice.
How long will my appointment take?
Filling appointments are generally between 45mins and 1 hour long. At Hornsby Dental, we try to make ourselves available at times that suit our patients.