Tooth Coloured Fillings

Composite fillings (tooth colour fillings) are a great alternative to the old amalgam (mercury) fillings. They are tooth colour and made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles. They are suitable for repairing front and back teeth.

Advantages of tooth colour fillings

  • Natural appearance
  • Strong material
  • Does not weaken tooth structure
  • Bio-compatible
  • Great blending and chameleon effect almost inviable to the eye
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Tooth Coloured Fillings FAQ’s

Composite fillings use strong, durable resin to fill cavities and repair cracks or fractures in teeth.

Unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, composite fillings offer a tighter fit than these older dental filling materials, and are aesthetically-pleasing because they are the colour of your natural teeth.

Much like the dental bonding, this really comes down to a few factors:

  • the size of the cavity
  • your oral hygiene & maintenance
  • diet
  • regular dental appointments
  • flossing

If you follow all of the above, then you will extend the life, but the average is around 5-10 years.

Dental fillings can take as long as an hour. But this depends on the size of the filling, the numbers of fillings required & the location.

There is not really a limit to how many fillings can be done at 1 time.

The biggest limit to how many cavities a patient can get done in one sitting depends on a variety of factors such as:

  • How long can you be at the dentist?
  • Do you have any time constraints?
  • Can you hold your mouth open for an extended period of time?
  • It also depends on how much anaesthetic our dentists can administer safely.

But whether you need one filling, three fillings, or ten, our dental team can assist you.

Unlike amalgam fillings, composite dental fillings allow patients to eat right after getting the procedure.

However, it is recommended that patients only resume eating after the local anaesthetic wears off. It can be quite difficult to eat when your lips and mouth are numb!

We also recommend no hard lollies or other very hard foods straight away.

Satisfied Patients

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Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.