Dental Fillings in Dubai

Updated on Wednesday 22nd July 2020

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Content overseen by dr. Cristina Novac who has an experience of over 8 years in stomatology and is a certified doctor in general dentistry.  
 
Dental fillings have been used since the 19th century and encountered varied improvements over the years. In a continuous search of treating decayed teeth, the dental filling has proven to be a suitable dental treatment used in many forms with a high rate of success. Our dentists in Dubai can offer details about the available dental fillings for each patient, according to his/her needs. In cases of tooth loss, dental implants in Dubai can be suggested, in order to restore the denture and improve the appearance.
 

How can a dental filling help?

 
In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, all patients can receive dental check-ups where problems are detected and then treated after an established dental treatment plan. The dental fillings are used in cases of tooth decay, where the dentist in Dubai removes the decay and then seals the hole in the tooth with the help of dental fillings which come in different forms. It is good to know that a filling is a suitable method used to restore a damaged tooth and can also prevent decay not to develop after such treatment.

Here is a video with details and information about the dental fillings available in Dubai
 
 

Types of dental fillings

 
Composite resin, silver, gold, porcelain or amalgams are among dental fillings used in our dental clinics, in accordance with the patient’s desire, but with a final decision of the dentist who knows better if a particular material is suitable or not, considering the gravity of the problem. Even more, there are patients who are allergic to certain materials, therefore, complete attention is offered when the dental fillings are chosen. The most used dental fillings can be recommended and provided in all dental clinics in Dubai. The following information highlights in large lines a few of the most common dental fillings:
 
  • the composite resin is made of plastic, can have the same color as the tooth, and it is placed in the hole of the tooth where it hardens. This material can last about ten years;
  • the amalgam fillings are made of silver, can last a lifetime, are resistant and are not expensive. Having a dark color, an amalgam filling is frequently used for the back teeth;
  • the porcelain fillings are also named onlays or inlays, are durable and are created in a dental laboratory. These fillings can cover the entire tooth, can have the same color with the other teeth and are extremely resistant;
  • the gold fillings can last about 15 years, are considered the best fillings and are the most expensive dental treatments. This kind of filling is well tolerated by the body and it is used for many years.
According to recent studies and information provided by dentalproductsreport.com (the platform that provides information about all dental materials, technology, and supplies), mercury-free amalgam for dental fillings is possible and available in all dental clinics. This means that mercury-free dental fillings have changed the restorative methods by introducing more minimally invasive methods and techniques for treating caries and cavities.

Your dentist in Dubai will provide you with information about the treatments available and will explain which one is suitable for your dental problems. You can also check the following infographic for extra details:
 
 

How is a dental filling placed

 
A decayed tooth is cleaned under local anesthesia with varied dental instruments, including laser if the amount of decay needs other types of treatments. The Dubai dentist will then prepare the area, or in other words, the hole in the teeth for dental fillings. In varied cases, to protect the root and the nerve, a liner made of glass composite resin can be placed. The next step is placing the dental filling (porcelain, gold, plastic, amalgam) inside the tooth, and then harden it with special lights. A successful dental filling is the one that is not high compared to the other teeth, but if such a problem occurs, the dentist will polish it until it gets even and the denture closes properly.
 

What are the advantages of gold dental fillings?

 
Gold fillings are durable materials that can last around 15 years without breaking, can resist chewing forces and are quite preferred by patients who do not like amalgam or silver fillings. It is important to know that gold fillings are expensive compared to other dental fillings. If you are interested in gold dental fillings, you should know that at least 2 visits to the dental clinic in Dubai are needed for such a treatment. You can talk to one of our dentists in Dubai and find out more about the dental fillings and materials suitable for your problems. They can also tell you about the prices for dental implants in Dubai.
 

Temporary dental fillings as part of a treatment

 
Temporary dental fillings are normally placed on the tooth after different procedures are executed, and until the permanent one is ready. The dentist will perform a root canal treatment, if needed, will eliminate caries and then will seal the tooth with temporary dental fillings made of composite materials. In this time, the permanent dental fillings are created with the help of a pattern or shape of the problematic tooth. Temporary dental fillings are used in any case of tooth restorations because in some cases, the pulp chamber might be irritated, and therefore, healing time is needed. Your dentist can tell you more about the materials for temporary dental fillings and about the time needed for this kind of treatment.
 

What are indirect fillings? Are these a solution?

 
Indirect fillings are about the same thing with the tooth-colored or composite fillings, with the mention that these can be made in a dental laboratory. An indirect filling can be used for teeth without enough structure to support a filling, or for teeth that are not so damaged for placing a crown. Just like in all cases, the tooth will be repaired, caries will be eliminated or the old filling will be detached before the tooth is repaired with an indirect dental filling. The next step is to take an impression and record the shape of the tooth or teeth before sending them to the dental laboratory where the indirect filling will be created. Meanwhile, the patient will receive a temporary dental filling until the permanent one is placed. This means that for having indirect dental fillings you will need two dental visits for this procedure. Inlays and onlays are two types of indirect dental fillings that can be received as treatments in our dental offices in Dubai. It is good to know that such fillings can last up to 30 years and can have the color of the natural teeth. Those interested in other treatments too can talk to one of our specialists. 


Details about tooth-colored fillings


The advantage of this kind of filling is that it costs less than a gold one, and is placed directly in most cases, in a single dental visit. Our Dubai dentists use natural-looking materials instead of metal and non-metal elements, such as porcelain and composite resins, which are both durable and safe. And besides that, the tooth will definitely look like a natural one.

In dentistry, it is well-known that metallic amalgams and fillings cannot properly bond with the teeth, and that is why, our dentist in Dubai offers information about the latest technology in the field, like tooth-colored fillings made from materials that can properly bond with the natural tooth.
 

Direct tooth-colored fillings


Cavities resulting from decay can be restored with direct fillings, like resin, which is placed instantly, in layers, with the help of special lights. This dental procedure can be made quite fast, in just one or two hours, and the patient can go home right after that. Direct restorations can be made under local anesthesia if the dentist considers it is necessary for your case.
 

Indirect tooth-colored fillings


These types of fillings are used for elaborate teeth restoration when a patient has lost about 90% of teeth. There will be several dental visits because there are many procedures implied, in order to rebuild the denture.
 

What is glass ionomer material?


Many dentists will offer specific details about certain materials used for fillings, and the glass ionomer material is definitely a great option. They have the same color as the teeth, cost less than a gold filling, are durable and can be placed in only one dental visit.


Porcelain materials for your teeth


Porcelain materials are the most used ceramics for many dental restorations because they are hard and can properly mix with metal. Porcelain fillings have the same color as the teeth, are quite expensive, but they can last a lifetime.
 

Taking care of the teeth when having dental fillings

 
The oral care routine should not be changed after receiving dental fillings. Of course, some patients might feel a little bit of sensitivity or discomfort, but it is quite normal, so you don’t have to worry about it. In this case, the brushing techniques should be adjusted for a couple of days, meaning that the area with dental fillings should be carefully washed, without aggressive moves. The interdental cleaning should also be made with extra care. In addition, mouth rinses and mouthwashes must be used every time the denture is cleaned because this is a great method to protect the teeth against bacteria and dental plaque. As for the future dental visits, these should be booked with the dentist who will normally see you in a couple of weeks to verify the status of the denture and dental fillings. There are also restrictions when it comes to food and aliments. It is forbidden to eat hard foods like nuts, almonds, peanuts, crunchy pizza, toast, or anything like it and enjoy soft aliments for a couple of days. Vegetable soups, puddings, soft meat, grilled or steamed vegetables, rice, lentils, and soft fruits should be part of your new diet for a few days, even if this should be in our daily habits. It is important to let the healing take it’s course, protecting the denture as much as possible.
 
Interested in some dental facts? Here is some information you might find it fascinating:
 
  1. Unfortunately, tooth decay is the second most common disease after cold;
  2. The hardest part of the human body is not the bone, it’s the tooth enamel;
  3. Only 86% of the women choose to brush the teeth twice per day;
  4. A toothbrush needs to be replaced at least 4 times in a year;
  5. 90% of the known diseases are connected to oral symptoms.
 
The dental fillings are suitable options for patients with decay, and for complete information in this matter, we invite you to contact our team of dentists in Dubai.