This specialisation, odontology aims at restoring aesthetics and functionality of decayed teeth, using various techniques and materials. Local anaesthesia is administered for a painless treatment.
The most common dental filling is called light-cured filling, because the material used (tooth-coloured mixture of plastic and silicon dioxide) hardens under an LED lamp. This type of dental filling is suitable for small or medium dental fractures and for restoring front teeth, which do not support high pressures.
An intermediate material is porcelain, which can be used for and large cavities, because it lasts twice as long as a composite filling.
When a tooth has a very large cavity, dental fillings are no longer sufficient to restore it and crowns must be used.
When does tooth decay occur?
Dental decay occurs because bacteria that destroy tooth enamel and the remaining tissue. Lack of dental hygiene at home as recommended (brushing 2 times a day for 2 minutes plus flossing) leads to decay and other dental diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Dental cavities are grey and black and can be seen with a mirror even by the patient.
Odontology also deals with the restoration of the affected tooth fractures, chipping, cracks, bumps, advanced wear and other damage to the tooth surface, which can be corrected with a filling. Some patients may only need an occlusion (bite) correction, in which case the tooth is heightened by adding material.
A dental check-up every 6 months can help keep your teeth healthy and treat tooth decay as soon as it appears.
How does the doctor treat cavities?
First, the dentist removes the affected tissue, then cleans and sanitises the area, and then fills the cavity with a material. Usually, the entire procedure lasts under 1 hour.
How much does a filling cost at Neoclinique?
Access the dental fillings (odontology) prices page for cost details or contact us by calling 0371.000.111.
Preparation and filling have different rates depending on the length and difficulty of labor, the type of material and the amount used. They are defined as fillings covering one area, two, or three areas.
Dental cavities are diagnosed with a small mirror, and a tooth x-ray. The dentist finds the depth of the cavity and chooses the appropriate treatment. Therefore, before fillings, you need a dental x-ray.
In many cases we recommend the use of inlays or onlays instead of classic fillings composite (composite resin), because they have the following advantages:
Resistance to pressure during chewing
Increased durability and longevity compared to composite fillings, estimated at 15 years compared to 8-10 years
Great for teeth in high demand, such as molars
Resistant to stain and colour
More healthy tooth is kept, very little polishing is needed, and the dentist does not remove healthy tissue to make room for dental work.
You can find the prices for cast fillings (inlay) in the dental prosthetics category.
Front teeth can also be repaired using fillings, but many cases require a zirconia crown, if the cavity is large.
A tooth that has a porcelain filling (onlays, inlays) is popularly called "porcelain tooth" because it benefits of this material’s properties, looks good and is resistant. Generally, a porcelain reconstruction covers a large part of the tooth.
Sometimes patients come to the dentist only when they feel pain, when decay has destroyed most tissues. When a cavity is deep, the patient feels pain because the infection has reached the nerve, and a canal treatment becomes necessary. This means seeing an endodontist before filling the cavity.
Coronal reconstruction may involve the insertion of 1 or 2 fiberglass pivots (posts) on which the dentist rebuilds the tooth.
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