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Dental Fillings in Port Elizabeth | Every Smile Dentistry

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Dental Fillings in Port Elizabeth at Every Smile Dentistry

Maintaining optimal oral health is integral to your overall well-being, and at Every Smile Dentistry in Port Elizabeth, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care tailored to your needs. 

Among our array of services, dental fillings play a vital role in preserving the health and functionality of your teeth. 

In this detailed service page, we’ll delve into the types of fillings we offer, who may require them, pre-procedure preparation, the procedure itself, benefits, aftercare guidelines, and frequently asked questions.

Types of Fillings

Our practice offers various types of dental fillings, each with unique characteristics and advantages:

  • Metallic Silver Fillings (Amalgams): Composed of a blend of metals including copper, tin, silver, and mercury, metallic silver fillings have been a longstanding choice due to their durability and cost-effectiveness. While concerns regarding mercury exist, reputable dental associations have found no evidence of harm from amalgam fillings.
  • White Fillings (Composites): Made from a mixture of acrylic resin and glass or quartz particles, white fillings blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color, offering both strength and aesthetic appeal.
  • Gold Fillings: Constructed from an alloy of gold, copper, and other metals, gold fillings are renowned for their strength and longevity. Although they come at a higher cost, they provide exceptional durability.
  • Ionomer Glass Fillings: These tooth-coloured fillings, composed of fluoride-containing glass and acrylic, are particularly suitable for pediatric dental care due to their cavity-preventing properties and aesthetic appeal.
  • Ceramic Fillings: Resembling the natural appearance of teeth, ceramic fillings are a popular choice for patients seeking both strength and aesthetics.

Who Needs Fillings

Dental fillings are typically recommended for individuals with decay, cavities, or tooth damage, often presenting symptoms such as pain, sensitivity, or difficulty with chewing or speaking. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, prompt consultation with our dental team is essential for accurate assessment and treatment planning.

Preparation for the Procedure

Before undergoing a dental filling procedure, it’s essential to prepare adequately:

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists to discuss the type of filling suitable for your needs, procedural details, and any post-procedure instructions.
  • Schedule Planning: Arrange your schedule to accommodate the procedure, ensuring you have ample time for the appointment and potential post-procedure rest.
  • Dietary Considerations: Refrain from eating or drinking for at least two hours before the procedure to minimize the risk of nausea. Additionally, avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing before the procedure, reducing the risk of infection. Your dentist may recommend using an antibacterial mouthwash as well.
  • Medication Compliance: Adhere to any prescribed medications, especially if they include anti-anxiety medications to alleviate procedural apprehension.

Procedure Overview

Our dental filling procedure encompasses several steps to ensure optimal results and patient comfort:

  1. Examination and Evaluation: A comprehensive assessment of your dental health, including x-rays if necessary, guides the treatment plan.
  2. Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the treatment area, ensuring a pain-free experience.
  3. Decay Removal: Using precise tools, decayed or damaged portions of the tooth are meticulously removed, preserving healthy tooth structure.
  4. Cleaning and Preparation: Thorough cleaning of the cavity prepares it for the filling material.
  5. Filling Placement: The selected filling material is placed into the prepared cavity, shaped, and polished to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  6. Bite Check and Adjustments: Your bite is checked to ensure proper alignment and comfort, with any necessary adjustments made for an optimal fit.

While some discomfort may be experienced, particularly during anesthesia administration and decay removal, our team employs effective pain management techniques to minimize discomfort throughout the procedure.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Receiving a dental filling offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention of further decay
  • Restoration of tooth functionality
  • Improvement of oral health
  • Prevention of future dental complications
  • Alleviation of pain and discomfort

By addressing dental issues promptly, you can avoid more extensive and costly treatments in the future, enhancing your quality of life in the process.

Aftercare Guidelines

To ensure the longevity of your dental filling, it’s crucial to follow these aftercare guidelines:

  • Avoid Hard Foods: Refrain from consuming hard or sticky foods for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Maintain Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth regularly to prevent plaque buildup and maintain oral health.
  • Seek Prompt Attention: Contact our office immediately if you experience any pain, sensitivity, or issues with your filling.

Why Choose Every Smile Dentistry?

Choosing Every Smile Dentistry for your dental filling needs offers numerous advantages:

  • Experienced Dentists: Our team comprises highly experienced and skilled dentists proficient in providing quality dental care.
  • Personalized Treatment: We prioritize individualized care, tailoring treatment plans to meet your specific needs and preferences.
  • Comfortable Environment: We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment, ensuring a stress-free dental experience.
  • Affordable Prices: We believe in making quality dental care accessible to all, offering competitive pricing and accepting most insurance plans.
  • Convenient Location: Located in the heart of Port Elizabeth, our clinic offers easy accessibility and flexible appointment scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.


Dental fillings are an essential aspect of maintaining oral health, and at Every Smile Dentistry, we are committed to providing superior dental care tailored to your needs. 

If you’re experiencing dental issues or require a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your journey to a healthier, brighter smile starts here.


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monde dyantyimonde dyantyi
11:10 16 Jul 23
I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice MarriottJanice Marriott
13:54 15 Jun 23
If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika KuenaMalaika Kuena
11:40 10 Jun 23
Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Bakhe GatyeniBakhe Gatyeni
13:09 02 Jun 23
Sesethu LeqelaSesethu Leqela
15:49 01 Jun 23
Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone BooysenKimone Booysen
08:29 16 May 23
The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
Soso MtiniSoso Mtini
14:01 21 Apr 23
We all dread appointments at the dentist but all my worries were put to rest by the lovely Dr Govender. She handled my tooth extraction with such great care and took time to explain the whole process. I appreciate her being so patient with me. Reception was warm and so helpful. Thank you to the whole team for being so professional and efficient.I can't wait to visit the dentist again!
ncediswa xeloncediswa xelo
11:24 12 Apr 23
Yesterday my daughter went for consultation. Wow she's lost of words explaining the Dr's friendliness, warm heart . It was our first visit I'm sold this is going to be our family dentist. Thank you all for your excellent customer service from the receptionist to assistants. Big up !!!!
Damaine JohnsonDamaine Johnson
09:13 20 Sep 22
Dentist knows what she's doing. I personally had my wisdom tooth extracted. Felt no pain at all during the extraction. Clean, professional and affordable. Thanks to the team at Every Smile Dentistry Selborne.
Leverne StrydomLeverne Strydom
17:54 26 Aug 21
I've been with the Dentistry for over two years now and I don't think I'll ever go to another dentist. Very clean and affordable too.I must say their customer service is exceptional!! From the receptionist to the Dr.I would recommend anybody to support Every Smile Dentistry!!
Bonisile NomanyaBonisile Nomanya
09:39 16 Oct 20
The service was exceptional! She explain every procedure throughout. She cleaned me and then removed the damaged one. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry.
Chesznokov ZunguChesznokov Zungu
11:31 20 Mar 20
I really appreciated the level of care and consideration from the staff. I experienced absolutely no pain and was kept comfortable at all times. I will definitely be going back🙂
Ziyanda CisheZiyanda Cishe
09:26 11 Apr 19
Today I had my teeth cleaned at Every Smile Dentistry. I just moved to East London so I was nervous about starting over with a new dentist. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the dentist was very gentle and attentive. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry to everyone looking for a pleasant experience at the dentist! 🙂
promise sitholepromise sithole
13:49 05 Jul 23
I have to give credit to Musa, the Doctors assistant. He knows how to treat patients. Im not quite sure about the Doctor, she was not friendly at all. No greetings or whatsoever.
tumelo pitsitumelo pitsi
18:34 10 Jun 23
Wonderful place,my son took out about four of his teeth there.
Tshiamo MokoenaTshiamo Mokoena
13:35 05 Jun 23
Experience and treatment was great , Friendly staff, Excellent service.
hildah nhlekohildah nhleko
09:31 01 Jun 23
Did slimming wires and I lost 5kg in 6days...the service was exceptional..the Dr and her assistant were very friendly and explained the process...m very happy with their service...THANX EVERY SMILE DENTISTRY
Mamolefe Bavley MoagiMamolefe Bavley Moagi
08:45 22 May 23
Brought my boy who had a tooth ache got to say they have excellent service and they are very good with kids. Great work
Overall, they offer great service and they take care of their clients. They are all so nice and really kind, they made me feel less anxious and comfortable and would constantly ask whether or not I was ohk and comfortable during the procedure. I 1000% recommend this place!!
Perseverance ChaukePerseverance Chauke
15:25 30 Apr 23
The place is overall beautiful and the reception guys are too friendly. My only issue was the doctor. 1st she didn’t greet or introduce herself I had to ask the assistant what the Doctors name was. Also she was not patient with my son and seemed irritated most of the time. I however have to give thanks to Musa who was the assistant that guy is amazing and super patient he made my son super comfortable and explained every process to me and my son.
Nontsikelelo MpanzaNontsikelelo Mpanza
10:02 27 Mar 23
5 stars is not enough for the service in this place! Truly amazed, my daughter is the happiest girl and would definitely recommend these guys. Warmth welcome from entering till exist.
Tshego MnisiTshego Mnisi
07:43 25 Aug 22
I started my braces journey April 2021 and I must say an exceptional experience it was👌🏾. First and foremost my Orthodontist you really out did yourself Sir thank you. Assistant Doctor and the Receptionist thank you for the kind and warm atmosphere you brought.If you want 100% oral hygiene Every Smile is the place to go🙂
Kagiso NtsokoKagiso Ntsoko
04:23 24 Jun 21
My son and I received an exceptional service, from the lady at the reception, dentist and the assistant. Thank you for your manner of serving and please continue with the excellent service.
Takura MalabaTakura Malaba
01:27 09 Jun 21
Very affordable and professional service. Would definitely recommend.
sbusiso Cindisbusiso Cindi
05:08 15 May 21
The lady at reception is very friendly.. Her and Doctor Mphiwe are stars.. For all your dental needs these guys will sort you out 😊😊

Frequently Asked Questions

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

The longevity of dental fillings varies depending on factors such as the filling material used and oral hygiene practices. Generally, fillings can last anywhere from five to 15 years with proper care.

During the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to ensure a pain-free experience. While some discomfort may be experienced afterward, it is typically manageable and resolves within a few days.

The cost of dental fillings depends on various factors, including the type of filling material and the size of the filling. We can provide you with a detailed estimate during your consultation.

Yes, dental fillings can be replaced if they become worn, damaged, or decayed over time. Regular dental check-ups allow your dentist to monitor the condition of your fillings and recommend replacement as needed to maintain optimal oral health.

Dental insurance coverage for fillings varies depending on your specific insurance plan and the type of filling material used. 

Many insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of basic fillings, while coverage for more expensive filling materials may be limited. Contact your insurance provider for details on your coverage.

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