Dental Filling in Dubai
Repair and restore damaged teeth
A dental filling is a popular method for treating decayed or damaged teeth. The procedure involves removing the affected portion of the tooth and replacing it with a material that restores its shape, function, and appearance.
Say Goodbye to Cavities With Our Precision Dental Fillings
Are you looking for an effective solution for a broken, cracked, or worn-down tooth? Dental fillings can repair cavities and prevent them from turning into larger problems, such as holes in your tooth. At Micris Dental Clinic, our dental experts offer comprehensive dental filling services to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Our team will assess your tooth and create a personalized treatment plan during your initial consultation. This plan will take into account any fractures or cavities and ensure that you receive the best dental filling to fit your specific needs. To ensure a comfortable procedure, our dentist will numb the area around the tooth with local anesthesia before removing the decay, cleaning and drying the area, and filling the cavity with the chosen material.
We offer a variety of dental filling options, including composite filling, white filling, and amalgam filling, to suit your individual needs and budget. And as part of our commitment to preventive dentistry, we also offer a range of dental treatments and hygiene services to help you keep your smile in top condition.
How can dental filling help you?
Dental fillings are an effective way to restore the function and appearance of damaged teeth. They can also prevent further decay and protect your tooth from future cavities, ensuring your oral health stays in top condition. Dental fillings can repair:
Open Teeth that are worn out
Types of Dental fillings
Silver amalgam fillings
Popular and Affordable
This is a common type of dental filling that is made of a mix of minerals including tin, zinc, copper, and mercury. People like it because it’s strong, long-lasting, and less expensive than other types of fillings. With good dental care, a silver amalgam filling can last for up to 12 years.
Blend in with Your Teeth
Composite fillings are a good choice for people who want a natural look. They are made of plastic and ceramic and can be made the same color as your teeth. The filling bonds strongly with your tooth because of the resin. While composite fillings look better, they cost more and may not last as long as silver fillings. With good dental care, they can last several years before needing to be redone.
Durability Meets Aesthetics
Ceramic fillings are both strong and good-looking. They are made of porcelain and are the same color as teeth, so they don’t get stained easily. However, they are more expensive than other types of fillings and can be fragile. In a few rare cases, the rough surface of the porcelain might wear down nearby teeth. But overall, ceramic fillings are a great choice for people who want a filling that looks good and lasts a long time.
Glass Ionomer Fillings
Ideal for Children
This type of filling is made from a mixture of glass and acrylic and is best for kids who are still growing their teeth. It can also release fluoride which helps protect the tooth from decay. However, these fillings are not very strong and can crack or wear out after a few years. The newest kind of Glass Ionomer filling is stronger and lasts longer, similar to composite fillings when placed correctly.
Strength and Longevity
Gold fillings are known for being strong, long-lasting, and durable. With good dental care, they can last up to 15 years. They won’t easily break, change shape, or stain when exposed to different temperatures. They also won’t make nearby teeth look discolored. The only downside is that they cost more than silver fillings and may need more than one dental visit to put in place properly.
Most frequent questions and answers
How long does a dental filling last?
Dental fillings can be made of different materials and how long they last depends on the type of filling and the severity of the problem. Other factors like eating habits, oral hygiene, tooth injury, decay around the filling, and teeth grinding can also affect the lifespan of a filling.
Here’s how long some common fillings last:
Gold fillings: These are more durable and can last 20+ years, according to the ADA.
Amalgam fillings: Usually last around 15 years.
Composite fillings: These look good because they can match the color of your teeth, but usually need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. If the fillings are small and you take good care of your teeth, they can last up to 10 years.
By following your dentist’s advice, a dental filling can last even longer.
How should I take care of my teeth with a filling?
You don’t need to do anything special after getting fillings. Just take care of them like you would your natural teeth – brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss. Eating healthy and limiting sugary foods can help prevent further damage and decay.
When would I need to replace my filling?
Your filling may need to be replaced over time for several reasons. Chewing can put pressure on the filling and make it crack or fall out. If your filling gets damaged, it’s important to replace it right away. If you don’t, your tooth could get decayed.
What causes tooth sensitivity after a filling?
It’s normal to feel sensitivity after getting a filling. This can happen from pressure, or eating sugary, acidic, hot or cold foods. This discomfort usually goes away within two weeks. If it doesn’t, see your dentist right away.
What is the cost of fillings in Dubai?
The cost of a filling will depend on several factors, such as the type of filling material, the complexity of your case, the number of surfaces to be filled, the size of the cavity etc.
At Micris Dental Clinic, our dentists ensure prices are competitive and within the patients’ budget.
What if I don’t get a filling for my cavity?
If you don’t fill a cavity, your tooth can get worse. If you leave a cavity untreated for too long, you might need a root canal or even have the tooth pulled out.
How can I make my filling last a long time?
To keep your fillings in good shape and avoid damage, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and clean between your teeth every day.
Eat healthy foods like fruits and veggies, and limit sugar.
Go to the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to stay on top of your oral health. This will help find problems early.
I experience pain when I bite down on my filling
If biting and chewing hurts, your filling might be the problem. This could mean it wasn’t shaped right. You need to see your dentist to get it fixed so you can eat comfortably.