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Have you just visited your doctor and were diagnosed with tooth cavities? If so your dentist would have recommendaed you with Dental Fillings.
Dental filling in general is a painless procedure in which your dentist will fill the dental cavities, with a material of your preference.
Let us look at the comprehensive details of the Dental Filling procedure and material.
What is Dental Filling?
To treat the initial symptoms of tooth cavities, your dentist will remove the portion of the tooth that is decaying and causing infection in the tooth and the nearby area.
As a result, there is a gap in your tooth, which your dentist will fill with a Dental Filling.
To repair broken or cracked teeth, your dentist will recommend you getting a Dental Filling. As a result of Tooth Grinding and worn down teeth. They are also suggested.
What Causes Tooth Cavities?
When there is excessive production of acid in our mouth, it attacks the enamel of the tooth. moreover, it causes damage and causes a small opening or hole in the tooth.
As a result of cavities, a white spot may appear which may become brown if not treated in time.
If you do not get treatment for the initial signs of cavities then it may spread to the dentin which is a softer layer of your teeth. This layer is softer as compared to enamel and is easily worn down.
It can cause infection in the pulp forming a pocket of pus which therefore leads to infections.
Most of the time, if you have a pocket of pus in the pulp of your tooth, then your dentist will have to remove the decaying part and fill in the gaps.
However, in case the infection is causing bone and gum damage, your dentist might have to take out the tooth.
Therefore, it is necessary you have regular check-ups with your dentist can address oral and dental issues in time
There are a number of reasons why your dentist will recommend you getting a dental filling. These are as follows:
- Damage to the inner part of your tooth i.e. dentin
- Damage to the pulp but the roots and part of your tooth does not require extraction
- A chip or crack on the tooth due to falling or accident
Types of Dental Filling
At Royal European Poly Clinic we offer different Dental Fillings. You can discuss the advantages of the fillings with our specialized doctors and they will also guide you for the ones that are long-lasting and have aesthetic values.
Let us discuss these types.
Amalgam filling: These fillings are strong, and used for filling cavities that are present in the molars and pre-molars.
These fillings are made of metallic components that is why they are long-lasting.
Composite Filling: These fillings are not as strong as compared to amalgam fillings.
They are made from powdered glass quartz, silica, or other ceramic particles added to a resin base.
Glass Ionomer fillings: This type of filling is used for children who have not yet permanent teeth.
These fillings are made of acrylic and glass. They release fluoride to help protect the teeth.
Gold inlays and onlay: Your dentist will place inlay between the biting surfaces to the teeth while onlay covers a larger area of the tooth. Gold fillings are long-lasting and hard-wearing fillings.
Indirect filling: Your dentist will recommend an indirect filling if there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. However, you do not need a crown if there is no severe damage.
Porcelain Inlays: Porcelain inlays are made by technicians and usually require you to visit the dentist twice before they can be used. These filings are long last and hard-wearing.
Its application includes:
- to remove tooth decay or old filling
- to record the shape of your teeth
- placement of a temporary filling
- your dentist will use dental cement on your tooth to place the filling after checking for indirect restoration.
This procedure is completed in two visits and is usually similar to composite or tooth-colored fillings.
These filings are of two types: Inlays and Onlays. These are more durable and last longer.
What Steps Are Involved in the Procedure?
The procedure for Tooth Filling is performed in our dental office. Our doctor will guide you about the steps and procedures that they will carry out during the procedure.
He will then help you get in the dental chair and place a sheet around you so that your dress does not get any splashes.
This is a Dental procedure and consists of the following steps:
Your dentist will first place a numbing medication on your tooth. After a few minutes, he will then inject you with anesthesia so that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
You may feel a sharp prick while the dentist injects the anesthesia but don’t worry. It will subside within a few seconds.
Moreover, anesthesia plays an important role as you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
Removal of Decaying Area
After the anesthesia numbs your teeth, tongue, and muscles, your dentist will drill or use a laser to remove the decaying part of your tooth.
Remember that the choice of instrument depends on your comfort level and the doctor’s training as well as the location and extent of the decaying area.
After the removal of decay, your dentist will probe the area to determine if all the decay is completely removed.
Placement of Dental Filling
After the removal of decay, your dentist will prepare the space for filling by cleaning the bacteria and debris.
Your dentist will place either a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerves at the base of your tooth.
After the placement of a filling, your dentist will finish and polish your tooth to make it more aligned with your nearby teeth.
Application of Colored Filling
Your dentist will perform additional steps for colored fillings. At first, after the removal of decay and cleaning of the area, your dentist will apply a material that is of the same color as your teeth.
Next, a special light is shed to harden each layering step by step.
After the completion of the multilayering process, your dentist will apply the composite material to the tooth. He will trim off the excess material and polish it for the final restoration.
Recovery after Dental Filling
After the anesthesia wears off, you might feel mild pain in your gums and teeth. Your gums may also feel swollen for some time.
However, your dentist will treat these symptoms using painkillers.
Before the treatment, you can inform your dentist if you have any preference for the pain killer. In case you are allergic to any kind of anesthesia, do inform your dentist.
However, if you have severe pain and swelling, you should consider visiting your dentist as soon as possible.
You need to take care of the tooth filling for a few days. Avoid eating food that is hard like ice or hard candy or sticky. Your filling needs time to settle and such food can cause damage to it.
If your tooth is extremely sensitive or you feel a sharp edge or crack in the filling, visit your dentist to fix it.
You should follow good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth but avoid doing it at the site of the treatment for a few initial days.
After the placement of a filling, schedule an appointment with your dentist so that he can check your filling and see if you have crack or leaking.
In such a case, it will allow debris and saliva to seep down between the filling and tooth which will lead to decay. Your dentist will take an X-ray to assess the situation.
Best Dental Filling Dentist
The Royal European Poly Clinic takes pride in giving the best Dental Filling treatment in Dubai.
We make sure that our staff is efficiently trained to deal with all the cases of tooth fillings.
We aim at providing the best assistance and aid the treatment staff with our highly skilled staff.
Why Choose Us?
We provide excellent Dental Filling treatment at an affordable price. While doing so, we make sure that there is no compromise in the effectiveness of your treatment.
Moreover, we use the latest equipment and anesthetics to deliver long-term results.
Dental Filling Treatment at REPC Dubai
We aim at providing the best results at REPC. These are:
- Use of modern technology and equipment for dental treatments
- Maintaining sanitation throughout the procedure
- Highly skilled and trained staff to deliver long-lasting results
- Highly qualified anesthetics for a painless treatment
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With advancements in modern technology and anesthetics, the procedure is safe and painless. You might feel mild pain, however, by the end as the anesthesia wears off.
Moreover, the pain is temporary. In case it persists for more than 3 days, you should go for a dental check-up.
After the procedure, you might feel sensitivity which is fairly common. However, it resolves within a few days.
During this time, however, avoid using things that are causing sensitivity.
Contact your dentist if it does not subside or if it gets worse.
If you feel pain while biting or chewing, the filling may be interfering with your bite.
Schedule an appointment to get the filling reshaped.
In rare cases, you might have an allergic reaction to the material of the filling. In such as case, your dentist will first confirm the allergy and then will use a restorative material.
This treatment usually involves two dentist visits. During your first visit, your dentist will look for the cavity and the damage caused due to it.
He might need to remove the pus and bacteria if there are swelling and infection at the base of your tooth and apply antiseptic or antibacterial medicine to reduce infection.
During your second visit, however, your dentist will remove the decay and place the filling of your preference.
Your dentist will discuss the treatment plan before the procedure; therefore, you do not need to worry.
your dentist will use temporary filling under the following circumstances:
- When you need more than one appointment, for instance before placing gold fillings
- When a root canal needs to be done
- If the pulp has become irritated, then to settle down the tooth’s nerve, temporary fillings are placed