Dental Fillings
Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings Fix and Save Teeth

Dental fillings restore cavities caused by tooth decay and can save your tooth before its too late. If you think you need a filling you can book a dental checkup online or contact us.

Dental fillings restore cavities caused by tooth decay

Dental fillings shouldn’t be scary and its important to fix cavities at an early stage to save your tooth. Our gentle dentists are known for their calm and pain-free filling procedures, you may even fall asleep while they fix your teeth. Fillings are a common treatment used to fix a hole in a tooth caused by tooth decay. These cavities are also known as dental carries. Fillings restore your damaged teeth to their normal shape, stop the tooth from decaying further and prevent the development and spread of infection.

Common signs you may need a filling

  • Hole or dark spot in the tooth
  • Missing or broken fillings
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Sharp pain in or near the tooth
  • Toothache

Types of fillings

  • Composite
  • Ceramic
  • Gold
  • Outdated amalgam
  • Porcelain

Thompson Dental dentists regularly use composite fillings made from a blend of non-toxic materials. Composite material provides a ‘natural’ aesthetic (look) and can be applied to both front or back teeth. These dental restorations provides durability and strength to the tooth.

 

Advantages of composite fillings

Natural colouring

Composite fillings are made to match the shade of existing teeth, making them less visible than amalgam fillings.

Minimal preparation time

Composite fillings are relatively quick and require less drilling.

Saves the tooth

Without fillings, teeth may need to be removed altogether which is considerably more expensive and requires more recovery time.

Extends the life of the tooth

Prevents bone loss and protects the integrity of the jaw and oral cavity.

Quick recovery time

With composite fillings, you can chew as soon as the procedure is complete.

 

Act soon to save your tooth

If you are in pain please call us right now, we keep emergency appointments open daily for urgent fillings and dental work. Alternatively you can book and appointment online with Micheal or Amanda for a dental examination.

Dental filling procedure

To fix a cavity the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed to restore the integrity of the tooth. Fillings can also repair worn down, cracked or broken teeth.

Dental Fillings Procedure

Dental Filling FAQs

Teeth cavities require fillings to save the tooth and jawbone. Fillings stop the spread of decay and infection which not only saves your tooth but your oral health and overall health too.

Your dentist will numb the tooth with local anaesthetic and check that you have no feeling. The decayed areas are then removed with specialised dental equipment. The tooth is then prepared with bonding agent and filled with the dental composite. When the restoration has cured and set, the tooth will be reshaped and polished. The dentist will advise you about any precautions and necessary aftercare.

Most composite fillings can last about 7 to 10 years, depending on the size and location of the dental restoration. Some fillings even last a lifetime.

The anaesthetic numbs the tooth resulting in no pain during the procedure. You may feel a mild discomfort after the anaethetic has worn off, however, our dentists are known for their excellent workmanship resulting in no pain after the procedure. If you are a new patient who has previously encountered an uncomfortable experience resulting in dental fear you may request nitrous oxide or sedation dentistry. Dr thompson is so gentle that some of his patients forgo the anaesthetic altogether.

Free dentistry for your adolescents

A range of preventive, restorative and specialist dental services are available to adolescents up until 18 years age.

Adolescents Dentistry Benefits
Teenagers are Free

Cost of Dental Fillings

We offer a range of affordable teeth filling options. Our practice is registered with WINZ, ACC and Q Card, providing financial assistance for affordable dental treatments, helping you improve your smile and maintain your teeth for life.

The links below provide more in-depth information about the various benefits for dentistry. If you would like more information please feel free to call us.

Low income Adults

Discretionary financial assistance with dental treatments, especially when urgent.

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Accident Compensation

Financial compensation for citizens, residents and visitors who have suffered accidental dental injuries.

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Interest-free loans

Thompson Dental is a registered Q Card merchant, offering a range of interest free deals.

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Get $25 credit when referring a friend

To assist you with your budgets and keep you smiling we are offering $25 credit to all patients for each referral. Terms and conditions apply.

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Convenience to keep you smiling

Emergency dentist

Our Mt Roskill dental clinic reserves emergency dentist appointments every day for urgent dental care. We will never turn you away and every patient is welcome. If you have an emergency you can book an appointment right now by contacting us.

Saturday dentist

Dr Amanda Hawkins is open for Saturday dental appointments every second weekend. Book online or contact us.

Practice Hours

Mon – Wed: 8:15am to 5:15pm
Thursday: 8:15am to 7:00pm
Friday: 8:15am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm

We are open every second Saturday.

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Free Parking

The dental practice has ample off-street parking on the Mt Albert Road premises.

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