Dental Fillings in the Centre of Hamburg

Fillings are commonly used for the preservation of teeth that are attacked by caries. Not only can dental cavities be closed in an appealing way with fillings, they also have the function of protecting the tooth from the spread of carious tooth damage and stabilizing the existing damage. Therefore, dental fillings are an important treatment method for tooth preservation.

When Do You Need a Tooth Filling?

  • Caries
  • After accidents
  • With heavy abrasion
  • Erosion (acid damage)

Generally, we differentiate between two types of fillings:

Plastic fillings are a method of closing the gap in the tooth with malleable, soft materials that subsequently harden in the tooth. In the laboratory, on the other hand, inlays are created, then inserted into the tooth and fixed in place. Materials for fillings are subdivided into metallic and non-metallic materials.

The most important information at a gance


Suitable for:Smaller demages of the dental crown
Anaesthesia:Local anaesthesia
Necessary if:Caries, Anterior Tooth Prostheses
Treatment:Minimally invasive
Advantages:Preservation of tooth
Duration:Depending on case

Advantages of the Zahnklinik ABC Bogen

Our dental clinic is directly connected to our own in-house laboratory: We make sure that you benefit at all times from the direct communication between you, our specialist and our dental technicians. Through this connection, we can minimize the loss of information and time, pass on all information at short notice and have it implemented by our colleagues: Whether it is the determination of the correct tooth colour or a detail about your filling – our dental technicians are always close by.

Types of Fillings

The types of dental fillings differ in the sustainability of the material used, but also by the costs incurred. However, the choice of tooth filling should be made depending on the condition of the diseased tooth.

Furthermore, the decision depends on whether a front or a molar tooth is damaged: In the area of the molars, a different filling is often used than in front teeth, because they are exposed to a different chewing load.

Since the purpose of a tooth filling is to preserve the tooth for as long as possible, the choice of material for the filling is very important. If the material used does not withstand the chewing pressure, the filling may break prematurely and caries restarts in the cracks. That is why, professional advice is necessary for the selection of all types of dental fillings for your individual needs, which we naturally offer you before every treatment with a filling.

Composite Plastic Filling


A plastic base is often used for the filling when both the lateral and anterior teeth have small defects. The so-called composite, a modern filling plastic, is a visually appealing solution because of its resemblance in colour to natural teeth. It is also used because of its good durability and little change due to physical influences.

Gold Filling


Because of their colour, gold alloys are particularly noticeable in fillings, but they are characterized by a very good durability. In addition to its visibility, this type of filling is rather expensive (depending on the size of the filling) and is therefore rarely used.

Course of a Filling Treatment

The filling is done under local anaesthesia. First, the tooth is freed from caries, disinfected, cleaned and then prepared with some cotton wool, so that the affected area remains dry.

In the second step, the tooth surface is prepared for the insertion of the filling. Its surface is slightly roughened, so that the plastic adheres better to the tooth.
In the next step, the base adhesive is applied to the prepared area. In one or more layers, the filling is then introduced in liquid form. Then the filling hardens with the help of blue light.

In the last step, the filling is smoothed with a fine sander and polishing stones until it fits perfectly into your denture.

Cost of Dental Fillings

The cost of your tooth filling can vary greatly depending on the material and type of therapy. We are here to advise you comprehensively and with regard to any costs incurred.

After the receipt of the treatment and cost plan of your insurance, our specialists will inform you professionally, transparently and in detail, and they will take time for your questions and provide you with useful tips and possible alternatives.