Magnum Clinic offers a wide range of dental services, including dental filling treatment. A filling is a type of restoration used to fill a tooth that has been damaged by decay. The dentist will remove the decay and then fill the tooth with a material such as composite resin, gold, or porcelain. Filling treatment is typically quick and painless, and it can help to restore the function and aesthetics of the teeth.
It’s a material we use to replace broken tooth structure due to decay or other reasons. Filling treatment is usually quick and painless, and it will restore your tooth function and aesthetics.
When teeth are damaged, a dental filling may be needed to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. A filling is a type of restoration that is used to fill in the spaces between the teeth’s enamel and dentin. There are several different types of fillings that can be used, including amalgam, composite resin, and glass ionomer cement.
Generally, this procedure does not need anesthesia and it is not a painful process. Sometimes, your dentist will give anesthesia if the decay is deep, then they will use the drill to remove the decayed tooth structure, after that they will use some chemicals to help the filling stick to your tooth. At the end, they will check your bite and polish the filling.
If a dental filling is not done, the decay will continue to spread and will eventually cause damage to the tooth nerve. This can lead to pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, and infection. If left untreated, the decay may eventually require a root canal or even teeth extraction.
There are a few different types of dental fillings that a dentist can choose from, depending on the severity of the cavity. The most common type is a composite resin filling, which is made of plastic and glass particles. It can be matched to the color of the tooth, making it less visible. Another type is an amalgam filling, which is made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. It is durable and less likely to cause allergic reactions than some other fillings.
There are many types of fillings most common ones are:
Composite fillings are tooth colored restorations that can be matched to your tooth color and help to restore your tooth function and aesthetics. These fillings restore anterior (front) teeth or areas that are not subjected to high occlusal (chewing) forces.
Dental amalgam filling is a mixture of metals mainly silver, mercury, copper and tin.
They have been used by dentists for more than 100 years and they are successful filling materials because they are cheap and durable. the drawback of this filling material that they are not tooth colored material they will show when you talk or speak and they are not conservative we need to prepare or grind more of the tooth structure.
Gold fillings now are not that common because they are expensive and technique sensitive. But they are very strong fillings and corrosion resistant, they can last for 10-15 years or more.
is a filling composed off silicate glass powder and polyacrylic acid, they have the great ability to release fluoride which will help to prevent future cavities. these fillings are usually used as alternative to composite filling. But, these filling are neither aesthetic nor strong as composite fillings. This filling is indicative for, who is having more cavities or caries index. They are mainly used for baby teeth, areas with low occlusal (chewing) forces and temporary fillings.
are fillings made in the dental lab by the technician after taking the tooth measurement by your dentist. These fillings have great contact, contour, color resistant, and durability. but they are more expensive than other types of fillings.
Each case is different you need to visit your dentist and he/she will advise you on the right filling for your tooth.
You need a filling if your tooth is decayed, broken, or having signs of traumatic occlusion. You need to visit your dentist every 6 months to discover and treat these problems as early as possible.
If you neglect your teeth decay will be active and it will spread destructing your tooth until the damage becomes irreversible. In this case, you might need to go for a root canal treatment and crown. Sometimes the tooth will be too damaged that it cannot be restorable in this case the tooth needs to be extracted.
After a dental filling is placed, it is important to take care of the filling so that it lasts as long as possible. This includes avoiding certain foods and drinks that could damage the filling, as well as brushing and flossing regularly. It is also important to see a dentist for regular checkups so that any problems with the filling can be addressed early.
• Don’t eat or drink anything very hot or cold until your anesthesia wears off.
• Pain in the gum after the procedure is normal it will go in few days.
• Avoid sticky or hard food for few days.
• If you have the habit of grinding or clenching use mouth guard to protect your teeth.
• Sometimes you might get postoperative sensitivity that will disappear in few days if it continues for too long or the filling comes out visit your dentist.
• Maintain good oral hygiene measures and visit your dentist every 6 months for a regular checkup and cleaning.
The cost of dental fillings can vary depending on the type of filling material used, size of the filling, location of the filling, and the complexity of the procedure. Normal fillings will cost from 300 to 800 dirhams depending on the number of surfaces, the depth of the cavity & type of the filling. Gold or ceramic fillings can cost you more.