Tooth fillings are the most commonly running treatment in dental practices. Everyday about 8 in 10 cases reported to our dental clinic are of cavities that need to be filled. It is not important that only cavities are to be filled, there are other reasons also which demand filling as a mandatory treatment. People normally don’t take minor cavities into consideration and they are often left ignored. Once the cavity becomes deep and starts impacting food then the patient realises that it’s now time to get treated. It is important to choose the best dental clinic in Dubai for cavity fillings because any unskilful person can deteriorate the filling and eventually end up in damaging the tooth structure.
What Are Tooth Fillings?
Whenever a patient experiences a cavity that impacts food and debris, the cavity is required to be filled with a material. They restore the hole and ensure that all the sides are sealed with the margins intact so that no more food can stagnate and enter into the tooth.
Ignoring cavities and not getting it treated often results in extending it up to the pulp and eventually into the roots. This stage cannot be restored by a filling and the patient needs to undergo or more complex treatment such as root canal treatment.
What Are The Indications Of Fillings?
- Cavity in the tooth not extending up to the pulp
- a tooth edge that is lost in a trauma
- for core build up after the root canal treatment is completed
What Are The Types Of Filling Materials Used?
Normally there are about multiple types of filling materials used in the clinic. Their choice depends upon their maintenance of functional integrity, restoring the aesthetics of the tooth and should not cause any postoperative complications.
The Dental prices in Dubai of fillings are based on the type of filling materials and here is a closer look about the types of filing materials generally used in our dental practice:
- Composite ( conventional + flowable)
Composite Filling Material:
Composite is a tooth color filling material that is made up of resins and fillers. It is the most commonly running filling material and has very good physical as well as chemical properties.
Application and procedure of composite filling is slightly complex but because it has a very good aesthetic closely related to that of the natural tooth, its use is greater as compared to any other filling material.
It closely packs the cavities and prevents any food particles from entering into the tooth. it does not hinder any functional activity of the tooth which makes it the best treatment of choice. It has a good strength but not as strong as the conventional silver filings. The composite filling cost in Dubai varies from 500 AED to 600 AED.
It is done only in permanent teeth and not allowed in the milk teeth. It is a very good choice for core build up after root canal treatment.
GIC stands for glass ionomer cements. It is made up of powder and liquid that is mixed together. The GIC is used only in primary/milk teeth, to fill up small cavities and also used as an adhesive for crown placements.
Amalgam is a silver filling which was the earliest type of filling used conventionally. It is of the strongest filling material and no filling material ever invented till date can be compared with the strength of an Amalgam. The reason why it has become obsolete is because of the presence of Mercury that is very hazardous for the dental practitioner, environment and for the patient as well.
What Is The Tooth Filling Cost In Dubai?
In order to know the tooth filling cost in Dubai it is important to know which type of filling material is suggested by the dentist.
The Bottom Line!
Whenever you notice or feel a cavity, you should report to our Dynamic Clinic which is one of the best dental clinic in Dubai before the cavity becomes wider and deeper, and extends down into the pulp. Keep in mind that dentistry is not expensive, negligence is!