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How Much Does a Tooth Filling Cost?


How Much Does a Tooth Filling Cost?

Do you have a pesky cavity that’s causing you pain and affecting your confidence? Left untreated, decay can even spread to your adjacent teeth, leaving you in severe pain and needing complex treatments. 

However, we’ve got a solution that will save your smile while being economical on your wallet – tooth fillings! 

They are a nifty procedure that helps treat decay and cavities by restoring damaged or decayed teeth and helping you avoid more complex and costly treatments in the future. 

What is a Tooth Filling? 

Tooth fillings are essentially restorations for your teeth. They are used to fill any cavities on your tooth and prevent decay and damage from spreading further into the tooth root or neighbouring teeth. 

That’s not all. In addition to repairing the damage caused by decay, tooth fillings also prevent bacteria from attacking your tooth further. 

At PMD Dental, we’re all about quality and durability. Our tooth fillings are crafted from premium materials, ensuring a solution that looks natural and stands the test of time. 

Nowlet’s cut to the chase – how much do tooth fillings cost? While the cost of tooth fillings depends on several factors, it’s a small price compared to the cost of letting decay or cavities spread. Trust us, getting a tooth filling now is a much better option than shelling out for complex treatments like root canals in the future. 

Factors Influencing the Cost of Tooth Fillings 

The cost of tooth fillings isn’t the same for every patient because it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Here are some factors that affect the cost:

Size/Complexity of the Cavity

The size and the complexity of the cavity being filled play a significant role in determining the cost. The larger or more complex the cavity is, the more work and materials it may require to fill the cavity, meaning higher costs. 

Type of Filling Material 

There are different types of tooth fillings available, from composite fillings to porcelain, gold and amalgam fillings, with each type having its own cost implications that determine the cost of dental fillings. 

When you visit us for a consultation, our dentists will assess the location and size of the cavity, the extent of the repair, along with other factors to determine the type of filling that best suits your needs. 

The Location of the Affected Tooth

The location of the affected tooth can affect the cost because the harder it is to reach – like a back molar – the trickier and more time-consuming treatment can get. In such cases, the cost of your tooth filling may be higher. 

Number of Fillings 

Have you got more than one cavity? The more teeth that need fillings, the higher the cost of treatment will be. 

Type of Sedation 

During the procedure, we administer an anaesthetic before removing the decayed or damaged part of your tooth to numb the tooth and prevent pain during treatment. At PMD Dental, we offer several types of sedation for you to choose from and your choice will have an impact on the cost of treatment.

Since the cost of tooth fillings depends on the factors mentioned above, it’s a little tricky for us to mention a precise cost or a one-size-fits-all number before assessing your condition. 

However, when you do visit us for a consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth, assess the situation and provide an accurate breakdown of the treatment cost. 

We will arm you with all the information you need with no hidden fees and no surprises so you can make an informed decision about your smile. 

At Port Melbourne Dental, we’ve also got your back with our budget-friendly payment options that allow you to spread payments over a couple of months. 

Want to know more about tooth filling costs or the procedure? Our friendly team at PMD Dental is here to help with any questions you may have. 

Contact us today!