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The Ultimate Guide to Fillings in Kuala Lumpur

Last fact-checked: 22 May 2019

Restore your decayed teeth with dental fillings in Kuala Lumpur at far lower prices than you’d pay at home.

KL is renowned for scenic attractions, shopping centers, gastronomic dishes, and plenty of leisure activities. The Petronas Twin Towers are a must-see and hard to miss as they dominate the skyline. At the foot of this iconic building is Suria KLCC Shopping Mall where you can find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and an entertainment center. Relax in a nearby park or drive half an hour from the city for the thrilling rides and water activities in Sunway Lagoon.

You get to restore your teeth while relaxing in this top tourist destination, taking only a couple hours out of your holiday schedule to improve your dental health.

What are Dental Fillings?

Fillings are used to treat decayed teeth. The procedure involves the removal of decay and the application of filling material into the affected area. It is a simple procedure that pays dividends in maintaining dental health, but the high costs at home are forcing many Australians to forego dental work they don’t deem as necessary, with unfortunate consequences. Fillings are a major part of preventive dentistry—stopping small problems from becoming bigger ones that will be more expensive to treat down the road.

The dental filling treatment process is simple, beginning by numbing the area around the tooth with an injection of local anesthetic. Once numb, the dentist removes all the decayed areas from the tooth before cleaning and placing filling material into the resulting cavity.

What Are the Types of Fillings?

Fillings are made of different materials like composite, ionomers, gold, ceramic, and amalgam—all with their own pros and cons. Your dentist will discuss the options with you:

• Composites match the shade of your teeth but are not as durable as some other materials.
• Ionomers are only used for small cavities.
• Gold is expensive and involves a longer treatment process.
• Ceramics are more resistant to stains than composites but are also abrasive.
• Amalgam is the cheapest material. However, it is unsightly and there is controversy about amalgam containing mercury, which may make you want to rethink that option.

How Do I Care for My Teeth with Fillings?

Simply observe proper oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly—and be careful chewing hard toffees/candy, ice cubes or even olives with stones as these can dislodge fillings.

What About the Quality of Dental Care in Kuala Lumpur?

Clinics in KL offer comfortable treatments. Facilities are equipped with modern tools and technologies for accurate diagnoses and predictable treatment outcomes. As members of organizations like the Malaysian Dental Association and Malaysian Dental Council, the dentists adhere to industry-wide standards.

All of the dental providers Dental Departures work with are pre-screened by us. We confirm dentist qualifications and their professional memberships; carry out on-site visits and publish real patient reviews. You can view clinic photos, prices, clinic maps and much more on our listings, making it easy for you to choose your facility. You may want to have a look at these popular clinics in Kuala Lumpur for your dental fillings:

Imperial Dental Specialist Centre
Beverly Wilshire Dental Centre
Mydentist

What Do Fillings Cost in Kuala Lumpur?

The cost of fillings depends on many factors like the extent of damage and the type of material you choose, but they are around 75% less than at home:

 

AUS $

NZ $

US $

UK £

EUR €

Dental Fillings Prices at home

  181

188

   130

   100

   114

Dental Fillings Prices in Kuala Lumpur

    45

  51

     34

     26

     30

How Do I Find a Dentist for My Fillings in Kuala Lumpur?

This is where Dental Departures Customer Care staff will assist you in finding a dentist for your fillings in KL. Start by exploring our website and choose a roster of dentists. Browse clinic photos, read dentist profiles, and avail of exclusive discounts. Feel free to call, email, or use our online chat.

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Sources:

Australia’s Lack of Dental Care: A Cruel False Economy. The Age. 5 February 2017. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/australias-lack-of-dental-care-a-cruel-false-economy-20170203-gu5d4t.html

Why Are Dental Fillings So Important? Dear Doctor. 9 November 2012. https://www.deardoctor.com/dentistry/blog/why-are-dental-fillings-so-important

Smith, Yolanda. Dental Filling Procedure. News Medical. 23 August 2018. https://www.news-medical.net/health/Dental-Filling-Procedure.aspx

Bazilchuk, Nancy. Are Mercury Dental Fillings Really That Dangerous? Science Nordic. 22 February 2018. http://sciencenordic.com/are-mercury-dental-fillings-really-dangerous

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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