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Fillings in Burwood

At Burwood Dental Centre, our exceptionally skilled dentists help you get rid of tooth decay by placing dental fillings in your teeth. Restorative treatments at our practice include detection of dental decay and tooth cavities, assessing their severity, and repairing chipped, cracked or damaged tooth surfaces to ensure a healthy smile.

What to Expect

We’re committed to providing you with a variety of basic restorative dentistry procedures to help restore your oral function and aesthetics. Your appointment with us will likely include dental X-rays to confirm the diagnosed tooth problems.

The procedure begins with the removal of tooth decay, with/without local anaesthetic, depending upon the need. Once any decay has been removed, the hole in the tooth is cleaned and dried, and then the filling material is placed into the hole. As much as possible, we consider your preferences during the entire procedure.

Sensitivity in your restored tooth may be expected for approximately a week or two. Over-the-counter painkillers may help manage the pain. In some cases, your dentist may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to avoid infection. Ongoing pain after two weeks is rare, and we recommend you contact your dentist should this occur.

When to Seek Help

If you experience tooth pain or sensitivity when you consume hot or cold foods, it may be a sign you might need a dental filling. Cracked, chipped, or worn surfaces of teeth may also need to be restored to avoid further damage and conserve aesthetics. Some fillings, like fissure sealants, are preventative and are placed without drilling.

Types of Fillings

Your dentist will discuss the types of fillings, which is best for you, based on the location of the restoration in your mouth, the extent of the repair, any allergies, and your budget. We offer the following ones:

Amalgam (or silver):

Combine silver, copper, tin, and mercury to create a strong and stable filling material. It’s durable, easy to use, highly resistant to wear, and relatively inexpensive compared with other materials. They’re recommended for restoring teeth further back in the mouth and out of sight due to their dark colour.


Are made up of acrylic resin and finely ground particles. This produces the most natural appearance for your restoration. They provide durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-sized restorations, and withstand moderate chewing pressure. These fillings do not last as long as other types, as they’re more prone to wear over time.

Glass ionomers:

Are tooth-coloured and easily bond with tooth tissue, slowly releasing fluoride over time to help prevent decay under and around the filling. They may easily be made to suit your tooth colour, but are not recommended for load-bearing teeth, as they can wear easily.

Your dentist might suggest other options. such as porcelain or metal, depending on your need.

Learn More Today

The earlier your dentist repairs your cavities, the smaller and more affordable your filling will be. Book an appointment!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Fillings Burwood, Burwood East, Mount Waverley VIC | (03) 9888 7377