Dental Filling in Dubai
Repair and restore damaged teeth
How can dental filling help you?
A dental filling can restore a chipped, cracked, decayed or worn-down tooth to its normal function.
Its primary role is to ‘fill’ a cavity or the area of a tooth that has been damaged.
In addition to saving a tooth, a filling can prevent future cavities from developing. Dental fillings can repair:
Open Teeth that are worn out
The most sophisticated dental restorations in Dubai
If you have a cavity that has caused a hole in your teeth, getting it treated with a filling is vital. Dental filling can repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down. Fillings work by replacing the decayed or damaged portion of a tooth.
You can get a teeth filling in Dubai in just a day! Our dental experts at Micris Dental Clinic will first assess your tooth to detect any fractures or caries and determine a treatment plan that is best suited for your case during the initial consultation.
Types of Dental fillings
Silver amalgam fillings
This is a popular type of filling, and as opposed to its name, contains more than just silver — it is a combination of minerals, including tin, zinc, copper, and mercury. It is a common choice because it is strong, sturdy, long-lasting, and less expensive compared to other fillings. A silver amalgam filling can last up to 12 years.
Composed of plastic and ceramic materials, these are aesthetically an attractive option because they can be closely matched with the colour of your teeth. Due to this feature, they easily blend in with the rest of your teeth. The resin material in composite fillings creates a strong bond to your tooth. However, composite fillings are more expensive than silver amalgam fillings and are not as durable. They may require to be replaced after a few years, depending on the dental care you take.
They are made of porcelain material and are very aesthetically pleasing, which makes them both durable and cosmetically appealing. They are tooth coloured and can resist stains. On the downside, ceramic fillings are more expensive compared to other fillings and are more brittle. There’s also the odd chance that they may wear the opposing teeth if the porcelain becomes rough.
Glass ionomer fillings
This filling consists of a mix of glass and acrylic and is best suited for children whose teeth are still forming. They may also release fluoride into the tooth which can shield it from decay. However, they only survive a few years as they are relatively weak and therefore are bound to crack or wear out. The latest type of glass ionomer filling has a better lifespan and is akin to composite fillings when placed appropriately.
Gold fillings are very strong, non-corrosive and long-lasting (can last up to 15 years with proper dental care). The composition of a gold filling means it won’t easily break or fracture. When exposed to different temperatures, it won’t expand and contact. They do not get easily stained and won’t cause the adjacent teeth to change colour. However, they are much more expensive than silver amalgam fillings and require more than one dental visit to be fitted correctly.
Most frequent questions and answers
Dental fillings are made from several different kinds of materials, and the type of filling, as well as the severity of your case, will determine its durability.
In addition to the materials used, other factors affecting the life span of a filling include your eating habits, oral hygiene, trauma to your tooth, decay around the filling, teeth grinding etc.
Gold fillings: They are more durable compared to the other materials and can last for 20 years or more on average, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).
Amalgam fillings: The average age of an amalgam filling is around 15 years.
Composite fillings: These fillings are aesthetically very appealing and popular as they can match the colour of your teeth. However, they need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. However, research has shown they can last for up to 10 years if the fillings are smaller and patients have good dental hygiene.
Following the guidance provided by your dentist, a dental filling can last even longer than expected.
There is no special care that needs to be taken after getting fillings. Essentially, you should treat dental fillings as you would your natural teeth, which includes brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Eating a well-balanced diet and limiting your intake of sugary food and drinks can also prevent further tooth damage and decay.
There are several reasons your filling may need replacement over time. Daily wear and tear through chewing can add pressure to the filling causing it to crack or fall out. It is important to replace the filling if it gets damaged, as leaving the tooth without it can make your tooth susceptible to decay.
It is completely normal to experience sensitivity after getting a filling. This can arise due to pressure, sugary, acidic, and hot and cold foods. This discomfort usually subsides within two weeks. If sensitivity persists even after a few weeks, contact your dentist immediately.
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.
Failure to get a filling for a cavity can result in deterioration of the tooth. A decay that has been left untreated and without a filling for too long may require a root canal, and in worse case scenarios, extraction.
To make your fillings last long and to avoid damage to them, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, and floss or use interdental brushes daily.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet consisting of fruits and vegetables. Limit intake of sugary foods and drinks.
Get regular dental check-ups and cleanings to stay on top of your oral health. This will also ensure cavities and other complications are detected early on.