Dental filling service

Professional and Friendly Dental Filling Service In Ipswich

Do you experience toothache or excessive tooth sensitivity when consuming certain foods? If you are putting off a visit to the dentist because you’re concerned about the dentist’s chair, Ipswich Family Dental has the perfect solution for you. We use high-quality, painless tooth fillings that offer a quick and easy way to protect your teeth and get instant relief from pain associated with cavities.

What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings have been used around the world for centuries as a way to strengthen the structure of the tooth and prevent further decay. A tooth filling is usually made of a combination of metals, high-grade plastics or other stable materials. The filling material is strong enough to fill the cavity left in the tooth after the dentist clears the decayed matter. 

Types of Dental Fillings


Amalgam fillings use a mixture of silver, copper and zinc and have been used for decades. Although they are now less common than other types, they are extremely durable and long lasting.


Composite resin is the preferred option for patients who want natural coloured tooth fillings. Composite resin is a pliable, tooth coloured material made from food grade acrylic that is extremely strong.


A ceramic tooth filling is made using a ceramic-polymer substance that is extremely strong and restores strength to the structure of a weakened tooth. This is a high-quality solution that is sure to last for up to 15 years. Ceramic fillings are resistant to staining and look just like a natural tooth.

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are valued for their ability to adapt to gum lines and resistance to corrosion, but they can be expensive. They last an extremely long time and require minimal maintenance.

Advantages of Dental Fillings

  • Restore function and strength to a tooth that is damaged by tooth decay
  • Prevent further damage and stop tooth decay in its tracks
  • Improve the appearance of your teeth by repairing chips and cracks
  • Dental fillings are a proven, low cost solution for tooth decay treatment

Dental Filling Procedure

Installing a tooth filling is a simple, pain-free procedure at Ipswich Family Dental. Although the procedure may vary slightly depending on the type of filling, the steps involved are generally the same.

First, a mild numbing agent is applied to the gums, after which your dentist will inject a local anesthetic into the gum.

The dentist will then use special dental tools to remove the decayed matter and then seal the cavity using the tooth filling. Finally, the filling’s surface is polished, and the patient can check to make sure that their bite feels natural.

If your dentist is using a composite filling, they will cure and harden the resin using a special light.

Why Choose Ipswich Family Dental?

At Ipswich Family Dental, the well-being of the patient comes first. Our team of hand-picked dental professionals perform a range of dental procedures using the best dental technology. With our patient-centred approach, you can rest assured that putting the patient at ease is at the very core of our philosophy. If you or your child struggle with dental anxiety, contact us today for safe and effective sedation dentistry options.

Expert Tooth Filling Services For All Ages in Ipswich

Contact Ipswich Family Dental to experience the very best dental filling service in Ipswich.

Failed fillings

It is possible for fillings to fail for a few reasons:

The filling or tooth is fractured

Excessive wear


Dental cavities around the filling’s margins

Debris and saliva

If you’re concerned about your fillings, make sure to speak to our team today.

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To find out more about our amalgam or composite fillings, or to book your next treatment appointment, give us a call on 3281 1781.