Dental Fillings In Dubai

You may have heard your dentist say that you need dental fillings. Dental fillings or dental restorations,
the dentists call them, are done by the dentist to treat the cavities in your teeth. When the dental cavity
or decay in your tooth is superficial and hasn’t reached the inner portion called the pulp of your teeth, it
can be removed without hurting you. Once removed, there may be holes or cavities in your teeth, which
will need filling. So your dentist uses certain dental materials like composite, glass ionomer cement, silver
amalgam, gold, etc., to fill those cavities up and restore the tooth to its original form and function.

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Why do I need it?

Dental fillings in Dubai may be needed in decayed, cracked, worn out, or broken teeth. When your dentist detects
dental decay in its initial stages, he can remove it and restore the tooth’s anatomy using a filling. This
important as, if left unchecked, these cavities can spread deeper and affect the pulp where the blood
vessels and nerves of the tooth lie. This leads to the dreaded toothache or sensitivity and may require root
canal treatment or extraction of the tooth in worst cases. A dental filling is a non-invasive and conservative
way to treat cavities before they can spread further. Your dentist can re-create the anatomy of your tooth
in such a way that it mimics your natural tooth in such a way that you can chew generally chew
with it.

How long will it take?

Depending on the type of filling, the time taken to complete the procedure varies. Typically your dentist
will numb the gums around your tooth and remove the decayed area of the tooth using the drill, air
abrasion, or laser. Once the tooth is clean, the site will be cleaned and prepared to receive the filling and
finally finish and polish it after the filling is done. Tooth-colored filling, known as composite, is a type of
light-cured filling and may take additional time. But usually, the entire process takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Sometimes, your dentist may prefer to do indirect fillings (made in labs) for broken or cracked teeth,
which may take multiple appointments.

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How long to recover? When can I get back to work?

Almost immediately! Fillings are non-invasive, painless, and hassle-free procedures; hence require no
recovery tie. You may be advised to refrain from eating or drinking anything for a couple of hours. Beyond
that, you may resume your work usually and immediately.

What should the patient do before the treatment?

You may want to avoid eating anything hard or food that triggers sensitivity. It is always a good idea to
brush your teeth before going to the dentist’s office.

What should the patient do after the treatment?

Your dentist may advise you to refrain from eating or drinking anything for an hour or so after your
appointment. Subsequent to that, you may eat and drink normally. Your dentist may also advise you to
stay away from foods containing food colors or pigments following a composite filling.


Fillings in Dubai is an important process and so it is vital that you book a regular visit to the dentist each time.

Dr Hafsa Alidrissi is a dentist and a certified expert with oral health and digital dentistry in Dubai and can
advise you on best practices regarding looking after your mouth and teeth.

Please contact her now to book a consultation. Contact details can be found HERE.

You can find out more information about caring for your teeth  HERE

More information can be found HERE Wikipedia.

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