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Dental Fillings in Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

man having teeth examinedComposite resin (white) dental fillings are one of the most common treatments we offer. At Cheeky Grin Dental Port Stephens, we recommend treating cavities while they’re small—with small fillings—before they evolve into something more significant and reach the nerve of the tooth.
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How Fillings Are Placed

Older dental fillings used metal alloys containing silver and mercury. Today, we use minimally-invasive techniques and composite resin materials designed to match your tooth.

To place a filling, we remove the decayed portion of your tooth and make sure the margins are completely clean. Then we perform a special treatment to ensure that the tooth creates a tight seal with the resin. Next, we seal off the tooth and form the resin to restore your tooth back to its original shape.

Dental Filling FAQ

Is it painful to get a filling?

If we suspect that your tooth will be sensitive, we will put the tooth to sleep before any filling procedures are performed. We will always work to keep you as comfortable as possible.

How do I know if I need a filling?

Cavities may be asymptomatic, so it’s important to plan regular checkups and screenings for tooth decay. We will routinely monitor your smile and take diagnostic X-rays to intercept areas of tooth decay as early as possible. Since not all cavities cause toothaches, it’s important to see our dentist routinely.

Why do I need a filling?

Tooth decay is an infection that will continue to grow and spread into adjacent tooth surfaces unless treated. A small cavity can eventually turn into an abscessed tooth, requiring a root canal and crown or extraction. Earlier treatment helps preserve your tooth structure and minimises your restorative needs.

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If you think you have a cavity, contact us today to reserve your next dental exam.
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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.


Dental Fillings Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW | (02) 4982 0424