Dental Fillings Repair And Restore Your Teeth

Waiting too long to have dental treatments can lead to further tooth decay, fractures in the enamel and even permanent nerve damage to your teeth. So if your teeth have reached that time when repairs are necessary and you’re in need of a dental filling in Sydney CBD, you should visit a dentist as soon as possible.

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is used to treat a cavity (small hole) in a tooth. These holes are caused by bacteria in your mouth that produce acids which attack the tooth enamel. In order to repair and restore your tooth, a dentist removes the decayed tissue and then fills the space with a filling material.

What are the
benefits of having
dental fillings?

There are a number of benefits of having dental fillings:

  • Stops the cavity from growing
  • Improves the structure of the tooth
  • Strengthens fractured teeth
  • Improve the colour of your teeth
  • Protects your teeth from decay
  • Replace old metal amalgam fillings with tooth-coloured fillings
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Waiting too long to have dental treatment
can lead to serious damage to your teeth.

Am I the right candidate for a dental filling?

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms or conditions then you could be the right candidate for a dental filling:

  • Toothache
  • Holes in your teeth
  • Black or brown discolouration on the tooth surface
  • Extra sensitivity to hot/cold food or drinks
  • Fractured/chipped/cracked or broken teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Naturally worn teeth

Types of dental fillings

When a filling is required there are a variety of materials that can be used, all of which have unique properties and advantages. Some factors which influence the type of material to be used will be the type of tooth, the strength requirements, and the way your teeth bite together. Your dentist will give you advice on what is appropriate for your situation.

Composite fillings

Composite dental fillings use resin, which is a commonly used white or tooth-coloured filling material. It can be “glued” to the surface of the tooth, and a matching tooth colour can be picked so that the filling is almost invisible.

Glass-ionomer cement

Glass-Ionomer Cement (GIC) is also tooth coloured. However, it is not as durable and strong as composite resin; although it does bond well to the tooth and it has some decay-preventing abilities. Glass-ionomer cement is often used for the areas of the tooth where there is not much biting force.

Gold & Porcelain

Gold fillings tend to be the most durable over the long term. Porcelain fillings are both strong and able to be matched to your tooth colour to produce a very long-lasting and aesthetic filling. Both gold and porcelain fillings take longer to prepare and manufacture, meaning more appointments and more cost.

Temporary fillings

Short-term (‘temporary’) fillings may be used when multiple appointments on a tooth are required, including if there is insufficient time to complete the treatment in one visit or during emergency treatment.


Dr Walsh and Dr Carroll may restore your tooth with a crown rather than a filling. Usually made of gold or porcelain, they’re a customised tooth-shaped cover designed to protect the structure of the tooth. These are often used where a large filling needs to be replaced but where there’s not enough tooth left to support a filling.

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Choosing the right dental
filling material for you

dentist filling procedure

At The Dentist at 70 Pitt St, we offer several types of fillings, including composite, onlays, crowns, implant crowns as well as dental implants. (example only)

At The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, we use composite resin for most of our fillings. This resin is placed directly into the tooth and sets immediately, so you can eat after your visit. We guarantee our resin fillings for five years. 

Occasionally, we may advise you to have a filling made out of more durable materials, such as ceramic or gold. These indirect fillings (or ‘inlays’ or ‘onlays’) are made externally by a local laboratory. These types of fillings are completed in two visits, two to three weeks apart. Indirect fillings require less maintenance than resin fillings and last longer, so we guarantee them for 10 years. 

How is a dental filling procedure carried out
at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street?

If you choose to have your dental filling with us in Sydney, this is what you can expect:


At your initial consultation, we’ll take the time to get to know you and let you get to know us, as well as answer any questions you have about your teeth. We’ll make a full assessment of your medical and lifestyle risk from your completed new patient registration and history and finally complete a thorough examination to determine what treatment (if any) you need.


After numbing the area around the tooth, we will first remove any decay that’s present, preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and prepped for the new dental filling. The filling material will then be applied and precisely shaped and polished to return your tooth to its original shape.

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At The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, we use composite resin fillings most of the time to ensure your teeth look natural after treatment. (example only)


Following treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive to things like pressure, cold air, sweet foods, or changes in temperature for a few days. If this persists, let us know so the cause can be investigated.

When good fillings go bad

Constant wear and tear can cause fillings to wear, chip, or crack, opening the seal between the tooth and the filling, and allowing in food particles and decay-causing bacteria. However, if you’re seeing our team regularly, they’ll look after this before it becomes serious.

Our other restorative treatment care services

Learn more about our range of dental procedures:

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1st Visit comprehensive Examination,
Check-up, Teeth Cleaning for New Patients

How much does a dental filling
cost in Sydney CBD?

A dental filling costs between $287 and $350. We recommend coming into the clinic for a consultation so we can provide you with a more accurate quote based on your specific condition. If you have private health insurance they will pay part of your treatment and we can process this for you at the time so you will only have to pay the difference. 

We also now have a direct debit option available to our existing clients. To discuss this, please contact our Practice Manager at (02) 9233 3399. The payment plans are interest-free.

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh


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Dr Catrina


Dr Vinaya Sunkersett

Dr Vinaya



Below you can find our FAQs about having a dental filling in Sydney:

Flossing at least once and brushing twice a day can help look after your teeth and dental fillings. A balanced diet and consuming minimal sugary foods and drinks can also prevent further damage.

Your dentist will first remove any decay from the tooth. An adhesive material is then placed over the cavity to help the filling bond to the tooth. The filling is then applied to the area and the dental assistant will apply a light to the tooth for a few seconds to harden the material.

Following treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive to things like pressure, cold air, sweet foods, or changes in temperature for a few days. This is completely normal, however, if this continues for a longer period of time, let us know so the cause can be investigated.

Unfortunately, there is no way to save decaying teeth, only a dentist can repair a cavity. This is why it is vital that you seek dental treatment as soon as you think you may need a filling.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second
opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information.

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our practice and core values

Why choose us for
your dental fillings
in Sydney CBD?

Here at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, our philosophy is simple…we’re looking to build long-lasting relationships with our patients.

We care about your dental health and know it’s an essential part of your overall health care and just because it’s important, it doesn’t mean it can’t be both a pleasant and an affordable experience.

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