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Restorative care at the root cause
A toothache signals something that you should not ignore, even if the pain goes away on its own after a while. One can experience toothache from eating or drinking something too hot or cold; the pain could also be due to teeth grinding or a problem with your jaw joint. Other common reasons include dental cavities, loose fillings, chipped or cracked teeth, or inflamed nerves.
What are dental fillings?
Fillings repair teeth damaged by decay or infection.
They can also be used on teeth that are chipped or worn down to reinstate them to their normal function and shape.
What is involved in getting a dental filing?
Our dental specialists/ dentists will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination, and take an x-ray of your teeth and jaws, to ascertain if you are suitable for dental fillings treatment. Thereafter our dentists will discuss with you to recommend the most appropriate solution for your needs.
Dental fillings are done using local anaesthesia to numb the tooth. There is no pain during the procedure, but you will feel the vibration and some water spray in the mouth. Consultation and treatment should be completed within half an hour (multiple or large fillings may take longer). Discomfort, when the anaesthesia wears off, is uncommon but occasionally the tooth will be slightly sensitive which settles in a day or two.
Besides the six-monthly dental check-up, you should have a good home care regime to maintain healthy teeth and gums in between dental visits. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day or after each meal to remove plaque build-up. Include foods that are good for your teeth, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products such as cheese and milk into your diet.
Dental fillings fee
Wondering if Medisave can be used for this procedure?
Medisave does not apply to dental fillings.
For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave Page.
|Consultation||$80 – 200|
|Silver:Amalgam||$180– 450 per tooth/surface (depending on complexity and amount of work needed)|
|White/Tooth Coloured: Composite, Glass Ionomers, Porcelain||$180– 450 per tooth/surface(depending on complexity and amount of work needed)|
|Gold||$1500 – 1,000 per tooth/surface|
All fees are subject to prevailing Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as your child would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option. A more detailed estimate of the fees involved can be confirmed after the initial consultation.
Meet our dental specialists & dentists
Our fully trained team is dedicated to keeping timely and painless care of your teeth.
Dr Steven Soo
Dr Helena Lee
Dr Daylene Leong
Dr Ben Wang
Dr Ho Kok Sen
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr Edwin Tan
Dr Neo Tee Khin
Dr Ansgar C. Cheng
Hong Kong, USA
Frequently asked questions
What are the types of dental fillings?
There are various types of dental fillings available. Depending on your needs and preferences, our dental specialists/ dentists will recommend the most appropriate dental fillings for you:
Silver (Amalgam) dental fillings
White | Teeth Coloured dental fillings
Gold dental fillings
Temporrary dental fillings
What is silver (Amalgam) dental fillings?
Silver-coloured dental amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals that include silver, copper, tin, and mercury. They are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive.
However, these silver-coloured fillings are not natural looking, and may show when you laugh or speak, especially when the filling is near the front of the mouth.
What is white/tooth coloured – composite dental fillings?
These are fillings made of a tooth-colored mixture of high strength glass and/or resin, and can be matched to be the same colour as your teeth. From a cosmetic point of view, it provides a more natural appearance.
However, they are also more prone to become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco, and are not as durable as amalgam fillings.
What is white/tooth coloured – porcelain (Ceramics) dental fillings?
Also called full-porcelain restorations, they are particularly desirable because their colour and translucency mimic natural tooth enamel. Due to the nature of the colour, the result is highly aesthetic.
Ceramics are also more resistant to staining. Porcelain is used for larger fillings.
What are gold dental fillings?
Gold fillings are regarded as the best. However, they cost more than composite or amalgam fillings.
In terms of durability, gold fillings have the longest clinical longevity. Many times, they look just as good after many years of use as the day they were done.
What is a temporary filling?
Temporary fillings may be required if your treatment requires more than one appointment, or if your tooth needs time to recover from other treatments (for instance, a root canal).
Temporary fillings are not meant to last over a long period of time