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Invisible tooth fillings for your dental care

Tooth fillings are more than filling a cavity; they’re about restoring both function and aesthetics to your smile.

Whether it’s filling gaps, matching tooth colour, or enhancing your overall smile, our expert team at WeSmile Dental ensures that every filling serves to elevate your dental health and confidence.

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What is a tooth filling?​

A tooth filling is a common dental procedure used to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape.

It involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling the area with a suitable material to prevent further decay and restore the tooth’s integrity.

Choosing the right type of tooth filling

Choosing the right type of tooth filling is crucial for maintaining both the functionality and appearance of your smile. We understand the importance of this decision, which is why we offer a range of options tailored to meet your specific needs:

The common tooth filling option — Amalgam Fillings

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Traditionally, amalgam fillings have been the go-to option for restoring decayed teeth. Amalgam fillings are composed of a mixture of metals including silver, mercury, tin, and copper. 

However, due to the presence of mercury in amalgam fillings, dental amalgam restorations are anticipated to be phased out by 2025. This is a result of new regulations in the EU that prohibit the manufacturing and exporting of dental amalgam in response to mercury regulations.

Here are some areas that amalgam fillings stand out in:

Amalgam fillings are typically more affordable than alternative options, making them a budget-friendly choice for many patients.

Known for their longevity, amalgam fillings can withstand chewing forces and last for many years with proper care.

Amalgam fillings are robust and can effectively restore teeth in areas subjected to high pressure, such as molars.

The placement process for amalgam fillings is relatively straightforward and requires minimal time in the dental chair.

While they are durable and cost-effective, amalgam fillings lack aesthetic appeal due to their metallic appearance. This can make them noticeable when you smile or laugh, detracting from the natural beauty of your teeth.

Our aesthetic dentistry speciality — Invisible Fillings

Invisible fillings offer a discreet alternative that seamlessly blends with your natural teeth. By utilising tooth-coloured composite materials, we can match the shade of your surrounding teeth, making the filling virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

Here are some areas that invisible fillings stand out in:

Our invisible fillings not only restore decayed teeth but also offer aesthetic correction, including filling gaps between teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural smile.

Our aesthetic dentistry specialists meticulously match the colour of the filling to your natural teeth, making it virtually undetectable. With invisible fillings, it’s as if the cavity was never there!

We’re committed to enhancing your natural teeth and elevating your smile. With invisible fillings, you can confidently show off your smile without worrying about visible dental work.

Invisible fillings aren’t just about aesthetics; they’re also incredibly strong and durable. Crafted with advanced materials, they offer longevity and resilience, ensuring your restored teeth remain strong and functional for years to come.

Not only do invisible fillings restore the integrity of your teeth, but they also enhance the overall aesthetics, allowing you to smile with confidence. 

How long does a dental filling last?

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on various factors, including the quality of dental work, type of filling material used, the location of the filling, and your oral hygiene habits. Functionally, dental fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.

In terms of aesthetics, amalgam fillings are more prone to noticeable darkening over the long term. They may tarnish and develop a darker hue, particularly at the margins where the filling meets the tooth. Composite fillings, on the other hand, are less likely to darken. However, both are subject to factors like diet and lifestyle habits that may cause some changes over time.

Common Issues of Teeth Fillings

Even with proper care, occasional issues with dental fillings may arise. Understanding these common concerns can help you recognise when to seek prompt dental attention.

From discomfort to unexpected sensations, here’s what to know about potential challenges with tooth fillings:

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While mild discomfort is normal after a filling, persistent or severe pain may indicate complications such as nerve irritation or improper filling placement.

In some cases, fillings may become damaged or dislodged due to chewing forces or decay around the filling. It’s essential to address broken fillings promptly to prevent further damage to the tooth.

This sensation may occur if the filling is not contoured properly or if there are rough edges. Our experienced dentists can adjust the filling to alleviate any discomfort.

The issue with cheap dental fillings

While cost may be a concern for some, opting for cheap dental fillings can often lead to subpar results and even further dental complications down the road. Choosing cheap and fast options may seem appealing initially, but investing in your dental health with high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship pays off in the long run.

At WeSmile Dental, we prioritise quality and effectiveness in every procedure, ensuring long-term dental health and satisfaction for our patients. We’re not just advocating for invisible fillings; we believe in providing the best possible care for your teeth. Don’t compromise on the health and longevity of your smile— Make sure you choose your dental clinic & dentists with care!

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Where to find reputable dental fillings in Singapore?

Choosing a reputable dental clinic for your dental fillings is paramount to ensuring quality care and long-lasting results. When it comes to restoring your smile, it’s essential to entrust your oral health to experienced professionals who prioritise patient safety and satisfaction. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a dental clinic for dental fillings:

Expertise & qualifications

Look for a dental clinic with a team of qualified dentists who have expertise in performing dental fillings.

Check their credentials, certifications, and years of experience in the field to ensure you’re receiving care from skilled professionals.

Reputation & Reviews

Research the reputation of the dental clinic by reading online reviews, testimonials from previous patients, and asking for recommendations from friends or family members.

A reputable clinic will have positive feedback and a track record of providing excellent dental care.

Personalised Treatment Plans

Opt for a dental clinic that offers personalised treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Your dentist should take the time to discuss your treatment options, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and develop a comprehensive plan that addresses your oral health goals.

Transparent Pricing & Financing Options

Inquire about the cost of dental fillings and any associated fees upfront to avoid surprises later on. A reputable dental clinic will provide transparent pricing information and may offer flexible financing options to accommodate your budget.

Here at WeSmile dental, we provide our full price list because we value transparency and believe in empowering our patients to make informed decisions about their dental care.

About our aesthetic dentistry philosophy​

At WeSmile Dental, we believe in the transformative power of a confident smile. Our philosophy is centred around achieving beautiful, natural-looking smiles while prioritising the overall health and well-being of our patients. We are committed to providing personalised care and innovative solutions that exceed expectations and deliver outstanding results.

Dr. Khoo and our team of experienced dental professionals are dedicated to staying at the forefront of advancements in cosmetic dentistry, keeping up to date on new techniques and materials to achieve exceptional outcomes. We take the time to listen to our patients’ concerns and goals, tailoring each treatment plan to their unique needs and preferences.

Whether you are seeking minor enhancements or a complete smile makeover, you can trust that you are in capable hands at WeSmile Dental. We are committed to providing you with a positive and rewarding dental experience, helping you achieve the smile of your dreams and enjoy a lifetime of confidence and happiness.

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About our aesthetic dentistry expert – Dr. Khoo Huan Ding

Dr. Khoo Huan Ding is a highly skilled and experienced dentist with a passion for aesthetic dentistry. Holding a Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College London, she is recognised for her expertise in cosmetic dental procedures and her commitment to delivering exceptional results.

With a focus on patient-centred care and attention to detail, Dr. Khoo strives to exceed her patients’ expectations and help them achieve their ideal smiles. She combines artistry and precision to create natural-looking and harmonious results that enhance facial aesthetics and boost confidence. Read more about her here. 

What are the tooth filling prices in Singapore?

Tooth filling prices in Singapore typically range from $50 to $500 per tooth, with composite (invisible) fillings generally being more expensive than traditional amalgam fillings.

At We Smile Dental, we are committed to providing high-quality dental services at competitive prices. The cost of tooth fillings can vary depending on several factors, including the type of filling material used, the size and location of the cavity, and the geographic location of the dental clinic. However, as of the current pricing at WeSmile Dental, you can expect the cost of fillings to range from $90 – $200.

It’s important to keep in mind that dental costs may vary from one clinic to another, so it’s advisable to check with your clinic for a personalised treatment plan and get a more accurate cost estimate based on your specific needs.

Some additional questions you may have on tooth fillings in Singapore

The tooth filling procedure is typically not painful. However, some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during the procedure or in the hours following it. Your dentist will take measures to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Yes, you can typically eat after a tooth filling procedure. However, it’s best to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until any numbness has worn off to prevent accidental injury. Additionally, you may want to stick to soft foods initially to minimise discomfort.

It’s recommended to have your tooth fillings checked by a dentist at least once a year during your routine dental check-up. Your dentist will assess the condition of the fillings, check for any signs of damage or deterioration, and address any concerns you may have regarding your dental health.

Signs of a failed or damaged tooth filling may include:

  • Pain or sensitivity in the filled tooth
  • Visible cracks or wear on the filling
  • Rough edges or uneven surfaces
  • Discoloration of the filling or surrounding tooth structure
  • Recurrent decay or development of new cavities around the filling

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation and possible repair or replacement of the filling.

To prevent the need for future tooth fillings, you can:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages, which can contribute to tooth decay.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups.
  • Consider dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth from decay.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you participate in contact sports to prevent dental injuries.


By adopting these preventive measures and following your dentist’s recommendations, you can help reduce your risk of developing new cavities and the need for additional tooth fillings in the future.

If you have any other questions that we didn’t address, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll be delighted to provide further assistance and address any inquiries you may have regarding our invisible fillings or any other dental services.