Tooth Fillings

Artistry in restoration.

Most people have experienced cavities or a chipped tooth. Fillings restore and rehabilitate the affected tooth. Fillings also reduce further tooth decay. The procedure of fillings is usually painless and involves a short recovery time.

What to Expect

To fill in a cavity, the dentist removes any decayed portion, ensure the area is fully cleaned and seal the region with a filling material. Fillings can be made of a variety of materials. At Vogue Dental Studios, we offer both composite and porcelain fillings.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings done in one appointment. If you require multiple fillings, we do recommend spreading out these appointments to avoid the discomfort of being in the chair for so long. The dentist will be able to match your filling to a shade similar to your tooth to ensure that it does not look out of place. Composite fillings often lasts 5-7 years and may need replacing.

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are made of porcelain. Taking advantage of our in house CEREC technology, this can be done in a single appointment. The dentist will prepare your tooth and remove the decay. We would then take a 3D scan and begin the design process to mill your restoration with a porcelain block to prepare for cementation. Porcelain fillings are very strong and durable, lasting upwards of 20+ years.

During your filling appointment, local anesthesia is applied, so there should be no pain experienced. Your tooth may also be sensitive when eating hot and cold food(s) after your appointment. This may last a few weeks.

Take care of your fillings like your natural teeth. Brush and floss twice a day, and maintain your regular dental check-ups. If you have been given a splint or night guard, make sure to use as directed to prolong the lifespan of your filings.

Teeth whitening does not work on fillings, so watch out for staining agents like tea and coffee. Try to rinse after consuming staining foods and beverages.

Composite fillings last between 5 to 7 years. Porcelain fillings can last upwards of 20 years.

Ask your health fund.

Health Cover

We accept all private health funds. While this procedure is usually covered, the coverage level varies depending on the plan. Upon consultation, an itemised break down will be provided to you, which can be used to check with your health fund.