Dentist in Launceston

Launceston Dental - Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Cavity got the best of you?

No longer able to enjoy your food?


Our Dental Fillings procedures are precise, pain free and affordable

Achieve A Beautiful & Wholesome Smile

Initial Consultation

We will talk you through the various available options and costs first before commencing on any procedure.

Investigate It First

We will make sure to get a good understanding of where the root problem is and how to avoid it in the future.

Comfortable And Pain Free

Due to using the latest technology and sedation techniques  we are able to make the filling a trouble-free procedure.

Keep Smiling Away

Our aim is to have you smiling again when you leave by utilising local anaesthetic or sedation IV (happy gas).

Payment Plan Options

We offer many flexible and customisable interest free payment plan options that you can apply for on the spot.

Leading Dental Practice in Tasmania

Launceston Dental is dedicated in helping you get the best oral health care in Tasmania


5 Reasons To Choose Us

Experienced Team

The Launceston Dental has been delivering high quality dental services for more than 35 years. Our experienced team of Launceston Dentist bring experience and professionalism to every consultation.

Various Treatments Available

We offer a wide range of quality treatment options to meet needs of each individual and with our latest state-of-the-art technology allowing you to be as comfortable as possible.

We Truly Care About You

5 STAR RATING. We pride ourselves on delivering quality and personal dental services to Launceston, Tasmania

Locally Specialized in Launceston

We provide our patients with a caring dental service in one convenient location down in Launceston, Tasmania

Affordable Payment Plan Options

We make it easy for you to achieve your smile goals today with the flexibility of paying when it suits you.

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Types of fillings

In many cases, a tooth that develops a cavity through decay can be saved with a filling. Fillings were once all made from metal amalgam but advances in dental technology have led to more aesthetic options such as composite fillings.

Dental amalgam – known as a silver filling – is a mix of mercury, silver, tin and copper.

Composite fillings – white fillings – are a combination of glass and polymers that are hardened (cured) with a special blue light.

While amalgam has a conspicuous silver appearance, the materials used in a composite filling matches the colour of your teeth and are practically invisible. This has made them a popular choice to fix decayed teeth in the more visible parts of the mouth.

Composite provides strong adhesion to the surface of the tooth, and its flexibility means less drilling is needed. A composite filling can also be used to change the size and shape of teeth.

Types of fillings

In case of an emergency

In case of an emergency?

If you have a broken filling, emergency treatment can bring immediate pain relief and save the tooth.

Fillings replace natural tooth material lost through decay, and your old filling may have given you years of service.

Eventually, though, all fillings need to be replaced due to everyday wear and tear. And sometimes a filling may crack or fall out. In fact, a broken filling or a filling that falls out is a common dental issue.

Emergency dentists provide new permanent or temporary fillings to replace fillings that have broken or become dislodged.


In many cases where a filling needs to be replaced, it’s not an emergency. However, it becomes an emergency situation when a filling breaks, becomes loose or falls out and causes severe pain. This pain is due to exposed sensitive tooth tissue.

Whether the problem with your old filling is an emergency or not, it’s best not to wait too long before getting treatment.

Left untreated, a defective filling can cause further tooth decay. When the seal between the filling and the tooth breaks down, food debris and bacteria can work their way into the tooth.

Replacing a broken or dislodged filling is typically a more comfortable procedure than getting the initial filling.

If you get a temporary filling, it will usually need replacing with a permanent solution within a month.

Tooth Decay

Cavities (tooth decay) are bacterial infections that work their way through your tooth structure. Left untreated, they can spread to adjacent teeth or into the nerve supply, causing an abscess.


The best treatment for tooth decay is to address it early, while it’s still small. Our white, composite fillings rebuild your tooth and blend in with your smile, so teeth look whole again.

Symptoms of tooth decay include:


  • Sensitivity
  • Rough tooth edges
  • Food packing
  • Pain when eating
  • Discoloration

Tooth Decay

Got A Toothache?

Got A Toothache?

A toothache may be one of the most painful experiences you ever go through.

Unfortunately, toothaches don’t resolve on their own. And left untreated, minor (and simpler to treat) conditions can easily evolve into complex (and more expensive) situations to handle. 

An over-the-counter pain reliever can offer temporary relief, but you should see a dentist straightaway, contact us now

Dental Fillings in Launceston

We strive to make our dental sealant in Launceston accessible to all patients with our payment options. We make sure to provide you with a thorough break down of the prices and procedures in your first consultation, to ensure this is the best option for you.

For more, please speak to one of our friendly team members on 03 6331 6826.

Our Affiliations

We Accept All Health Funds

Advanced Gentle Care For The Whole Family


Frequently Asked Questions

We service the following areas:

Launceston, Scottsdale, George Town, Longford, Deloraine, St Helens, Bicheno, Perth, Hadspen, Burnie, Queenstown, Devonport, Burnie, Coles Bay, Campbell Town, Oatlands, Bridport