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Dental Fillings

Do you have a decayed, chipped, or broken tooth that needs filling? Look no further than Moorooka Dental Care for expert dental care.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings are restorative materials used by dentists to repair teeth that have been damaged due to decay, fractures, or other factors. These fillings serve to restore the tooth’s structure and function while preventing further decay or deterioration.

What Materials Are Dental Fillings Made From?

Dental fillings are made from various materials, each with its own advantages and considerations. Some of the most common materials used for dental fillings include:

Amalgam (Silver Fillings)

Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. They are durable and have been used for decades. However, their silver color makes them more noticeable, and some people have concerns about the mercury content.

Composite Resin (Tooth-Coloured Fillings)

Composite fillings are a popular choice because they blend with the natural colour of teeth, making them less noticeable. They are made from a mixture of plastic and glass materials. Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, which often requires less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam.

Ceramic or Porcelain Fillings

These fillings are custom-made to match the colour of your natural teeth. They are highly resistant to staining and can be a good option for restoring front teeth or other visible areas.

Glass Ionomer

Glass ionomer fillings release fluoride over time, which can help prevent further decay. They are often used for fillings on baby teeth or for small non-load-bearing fillings.

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are durable and can last a long time. They are often used in areas where the filling is not highly visible.

Ceramic Inlays/Onlay

These are custom-made fillings that are created in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be made from materials like porcelain and are suitable for larger cavities.

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Dental Fillings at Moorooka Dental Care

We utilise tooth-coloured composite fillings exclusively. For single-tooth cases requiring a filling, we strive to provide treatment on the same day. However, if multiple fillings are needed, a subsequent appointment may be necessary for your convenience.

Our practice ensures that all patients receive a pricing estimate for their fillings following the initial consultation and before any dental procedure takes place. The cost is determined by the size of the filling required and the chosen material. While an exact filling cost can’t be provided prior to the dental examination, we are more than happy to offer a price range when you inquire over the phone.


What Are the Steps Involved in Filling a Tooth?

Filling a tooth involves several steps to restore its structure and function: First, the dentist numbs the area to ensure comfort during the procedure. The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, leaving a clean space.

The dentist then prepares the space for the filling by shaping it and ensuring a proper fit. The chosen filling material, such as tooth-coloured composite, is carefully placed in the prepared space and shaped to match the natural tooth contours.

The filling is hardened using a curing light, and any final adjustments are made to ensure comfort and proper bite alignment. The tooth is polished to a smooth finish, and the patient can leave with a restored tooth that looks and functions as it should.

Why or When Would a Dental Filling Need to be Replaced?

Dental fillings may need to be replaced for various reasons and over time due to factors such as wear, deterioration, or changes in oral health. As fillings age, they can experience wear and tear from normal biting and chewing, leading to surface roughness or even small cracks. Additionally, the surrounding tooth structure might undergo changes, potentially causing the filling to become loose or compromised.

Recurrent decay can also occur around the edges of a filling, necessitating replacement to restore the tooth’s integrity. Changes in oral hygiene habits, diet, or other oral health conditions might contribute to these issues. Regular dental check-ups enable dentists to monitor the condition of existing fillings and recommend replacement when necessary, ensuring the continued health and longevity of the restored tooth.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

Google Review

Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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