Fillings in Penang

The Ultimate Guide to Fillings in Penang

Restore your decayed teeth with dental fillings in Penang. If the cost of dental care is quite expensive in your home country why not get the treatment while you’re on holiday? It’ll save you a few bucks and keep your dental health in check.

It’ll only take an hour out of our day to get a filling or two, and at least while you’re on holiday you won’t have to dash back to work. Instead just potter about doing a little sight-seeing or laze on the beach until the numbness has gone and you can start on the cocktails!

Why do I need fillings?

A dental filling is a restorative treatment that is used to repair tooth decay and minimal tooth fractures.

It’s important to get treatment before the problem gets worse. Severe tooth decay can cause pain and tooth loss, which will require complicated procedure. Save your teeth and avoid complications.

What is the process involved in the treatment?

To restore your damaged tooth with fillings, your dentist will start the treatment by numbing your teeth, tongue, gums and surrounding area and then injecting a local anesthesia. Talk to your dentist if you need nitrous oxide to make you feel at ease during treatment. Next, he’ll use a rubber dam to keep the area dry and free from liquid. Then, he’ll remove the decay and replace it with dental filling.

What are types of fillings?

Filings are made from various kinds of materials, which include Amalgam, Composite, Ionomers, Gold and Ceramics.

Amalgam is the easiest and cheapest material. However, some patients want to replace their amalgam filling because of the issue on mercury toxicity. This is another reason why you may prefer to have it done somewhere less expensive than home. Composite resins are tooth-colored fillings that can be easily placed by the dentist. Gold is quite costly and involves longer procedure. Ceramics are also tooth-colored fillings that require special tools and equipment.

How will I know which material is best for me?
Your dentist will check which material is suitable for you. He’ll examine your teeth and gums before recommending the best option for you.

How much are the cost of dental fillings in Penang compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Depending on the type of material you choose, dental fillings in Penang cost around AUD $31 (USD $22; UK £15; € 18) compared to in Australia $205 (USD $155; UK £118; €141,)

Please tell me about the clinics in Penang?

Clinics in Malaysia are generally well-equipped and English is the second language here so you’ll have no problems understanding your dentist. You should always choose with care, which is where Dental Departures can help. We have already pre-checked all the clinics on our website - confirming dentist qualifications and professional memberships; doing criminal/legal checks and collecting real patient reviews. Alongside useful information like prices, clinic photos and much more you can make your own decision with all the information you need at your fingertips.

How do I book an appointment?

Book online, phone the toll-free number, use the online chat or send us an email. If you want to chat to our Customer Care Team about dental fillings in Penang then get in touch - they’re always happy to help.

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