DENTAL FILLING

Save your teeth with safe, comfortable dental filling services.

Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth.

Dental fillings help restore teeth by repairing or preventing tooth decay. Cavities can cause pain or tenderness and, if left untreated, can cause additional long-term problems, such as infection. Indeed, once decay sets in a tooth, it continues to damage it more and more. Fillings can also be used to fill these holes and also repair chipped or broken teeth.

Composite (tooth-colored) fillings have become more popular than traditional fillings because of their more natural appearance. They are made from resin and can be molded to the shape of the teeth to be restored. The advantages of a composite over amalgam are aesthetics, stronger adhesion to natural tooth structures, minimal expansion and contraction of hot and cold foods, and the very significant absence of mercury..

Types of dental fillings :

  • Composite fillings are a popular and natural looking resin solution. Composite resin is soft and malleable, so it can be shaped to fit the cavity. The end result is very durable and is colored to match natural teeth.
  • Amalgam fillings were popular for many years. Amalgam is a mixture of metal alloys which are soft when used to restore a cavity but harden when in place. Their dark color contrasts with the surrounding teeth.
  • Gold fillings are a durable alternative but seldom used these days. The cost of a gold filling is generally higher.
  • Porcelain fillings. are used to fabricate restorations that are used when a large amount of tooth structure has been removed. They maintain a tooth structure more natural than a crown and strengthen weakened teeth.

How long do dental fillings last?

The fillings do not have an expiration date, their longevity is very dependent on the oral health habits of the patient. Sometimes a tip will break or fall off, and if this happens, call your dentist right away to have the filling replaced or repaired.

How do I take care of my fillings?

When you leave the dentist’s office, your mouth will still be numb, but the sensation will return naturally within a few hours. Most dentists advise being careful about eating or drinking until the anesthesia has worn off. If you experience pain after placing the fillings, or if the sensitivity does not improve, call your dentist.

How much does a filling cost?

One factor that can affect the cost is the material you want to use. A composite material, for example, is a type of filling that is a bit more expensive because it is able to easily blend into the surrounding tooth structure. It helps to make you look more natural.

What are the alternatives to a dental filling?

Sometimes a dentist can use a crown rather than a filling. A crown fits over the tooth to protect its structure and can be used if there is not enough tooth to support a filling.

 

Are you elderly and have amalgam fillings? You should be worried Why? Because amalgam is harmful to old teeth !!!

As your tooth ages, metals expand and contract due to temperature changes!
Metals tend to flow and change shape under constant pressure.
Aging teeth can no longer flex as before because they are no longer flexible or supple. They do not support the constant expansion and contraction of the amalgam and with the flow of the metal they crack!

Ask us your questions

It is you and the dentist who decide what type of filling to use, taking into account various factors such as the size and location of the cavity, cosmetic concerns, and cost. Talk to your dentist about all of the options available for dental fillings before deciding which alternative is right for you.

Contact us for dental fillings

We will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Emergency? Call +212 5 24 49 81 67

    Contact us for dental fillings

    We will send you a confirmation within 24 hours. Emergency? Call +212 5 24 49 81 67