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Fillings (cavities teeth)

When it comes to the health of our teeth, it is important to pay attention to the prevention and treatment of cavities. Fillings play a crucial role in restoring the natural tooth material of teeth that have been affected by bacteria.

What are fillings?

Fillings are dental materials used to restore the structure and functionality of teeth after they have been affected by cavities. They are also used to repair broken or damaged teeth.

Why are fillings important?

Fillings are vital because they help restore the integrity of teeth. Untreated cavities can lead to severe tooth pain, infections and even tooth loss. By placing fillings, the dentist can repair the damage and prevent the problem from getting worse.

The procedure for placing a filling

Restoring a tooth through a filling is explained step-by-step below:

1. Anaesthesia

Before the dentist starts, the area around the tooth is numbed with a local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort.

2. Removal of the affected tissue

The dentist removes the affected tooth material.

3. Preparation for pasting

The dentist applies a layer of adhesive.

4. Placement of the filling

The dentist applies the filling material in your tooth colour.

5. Adjustment and polishing

After placing the filling, it is adjusted and polished to a high gloss.

What is the best way to prevent cavities?

Preventing cavities is essential for good oral health. Here are some tips to prevent cavities:

Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste.


Floss or brush daily to clean the spaces between your teeth.


Limit sugary foods and drinks.

Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleaning.

The importance of regular dental check-ups

Regular dental checkups are vital for maintaining healthy teeth. During these checkups, the dentist can detect and treat tooth decay early.

Repairing damaged fillings

In some cases, fillings can be damaged by wear, fractures or tooth decay around them. If this happens, the damaged filling should be replaced to prevent further damage to the tooth. It is important to visit your dentist regularly so that any problems with fillings can be detected and treated in time.

Prices of a filling

The cost of a filling can vary depending on several factors. The type of filling material, the location of the tooth and the complexity of the treatment can all affect the price. 


The price of a filling is usually calculated based on the number of surfaces to be filled. A single-plane filling (for example, a superficial cavity) will usually cost less than a multi-plane filling (for example, a deeper cavity). It is important to note that additional costs may be charged for additional treatments, such as anaesthesia or X-rays. To determine the exact cost of a filling, it is best to contact us directly and get a quote from our experts. It is also worth enquiring whether insurance might cover the cost.

  • How can I make an appointment at Dentist Amsterdam-Zuid?
    You can make an appointment by telephone via telephone number: 020-6792054. It is also possible to send an email to info@tandartsamstedamzuid. en. New to our practice? Use the following link to register: new patientWe will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
  • Does Tandartspraktijk Amsterdam-Zuid accept new patients?
    New patients are most welcome with us at this time. Please use the following link to register: new patient. We will then contact you as soon as possible, but at the latest within two weeks.
  • What does my first visit to the practice look like?
    Dental practice Amsterdam-Zuid reserves plenty of time for you. During your first visit to our practice you will become acquainted with the practice, your dentist and our working method. A future-proof treatment plan is drawn up especially for you based on certain questions, radiological and clinical research. Your expectations and wishes are of course taken into account. We request that you bring a valid ID.
  • I want to cancel or reschedule my appointment, how do I do that?
    You can contact us by telephone to cancel or change an appointment (020-6792054). Please report this 24 hours in advance, otherwise we will be forced to charge for the reserved time. Outside opening hours you can send an email with your request to info@
  • Which dental treatments does the Amsterdam-Zuid Dental Practice offer?
    At Dental Practice Amsterdam-Zuid we aim for healthy, strong and beautiful teeth for everyone. Our enthusiastic team offers high-quality dental care, clear communication and a personal approach for young and old. More information about our treatments can be found on the pages below: treatments.
  • Are emergencies treated on the same day at Tandarts Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We treat emergency cases and acute pain on the same day as much as possible. To make an appointment during opening hours, please call: 020-6792054. Outside opening hours, please call: 088-2632727 (Slotervaart Hospital) or 0900-8602 (OLVG)
  • Are there parking options near Dentist Amsterdam-Zuid?
    It is best to park on the Apollolaan side.
  • Which languages do the staff speak at Dentist in Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We speak Dutch / We speak English / Parlons Français.
  • How often should I have a dental check-up at Tandarts Amsterdam-Zuid?
    We recommend that you visit us twice a year for the periodic check-up. Prevention is an absolute must and we also offer a dental cleaning during the periodic check-up.
  • Is the practice wheelchair accessible?
    The practice has an automatic front door, is on the ground floor and is therefore wheelchair accessible. We are happy to help you.
  • Ik heb een klacht. Wat moet ik doen?
    U kunt uw klacht kenbaar maken door middel van onze klachtenregeling.
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