One of the most common problems that people face are dental cavities/caries. The best treatment for cavities are dental/tooth fillings. Tooth fillings are restorations done directly into the cavity after cleaning the part infected by bacteria. The dental fillings are usually white or silver. We at pearl dental clinic, the best dental clinic in Dubai offers tooth colored white fillings for a fresh feeling and better aesthetics.
Early detection by of these cavities can help save the tooth from further damage and possible tooth extractions.Tooth fillings usually last for many years before they need to be replaced. But tooth fillings can wear out over years of chewing. If you clench or grind your teeth, you may need to have tooth fillings replaced sooner.
If you notice signs of wear on your tooth fillings, such as cracks or worn areas, see your dentist to have the filling replaced as soon as possible. Continuing to chew with a damaged filling can cause the tooth to crack and require additional repair that is more expensive and more complicated than a simple cavity filling. If additional tooth decay develops around a filling, whether or not the filling is damaged, your dentist may choose to repair the tooth with a crown instead of a second cavity filling.
Yes, you can! The white fillings are set with a special curing light that makes the filling strong and hard to chew upon immediately. It’s highly recommended that you start eating soft food items and then move on to harder foods, once you get comfortable with it.
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.
In most cases, our patients do not feel any pain during or after the treatments. In some cases, there can be an issue of sensitivity which might last for a few days before settling down. There can also be mild to moderate discomfort from chewing food; in which case, we recommend our patents to visit us immediately so we can take care of your discomfort.
Yes, you can! However, it depends on the time availability of the dental unit and how long you’ll be able to keep your mouth open.
Dental fillings can last for a long time if it is taken care of in a timely manner. If a filling has been identified as chipped or failing, our dentists might recommend you to replace it with a new one.
Sensitivity will depend on the depth of the cavity. The closer it is to the nerves, the bigger the chance of it being sensitive. The fillings can reduce tooth sensitivity, but in certain cases, it might take a while for the sensitivity to subside after you’ve had the procedure.
It’s recommended to follow up with your dentist every six months. This way, your dentist will pick up minor defects even before they become visible to you. This also gives you an opportunity to address any minor concerns that may be bothering you in the recent months.