Restore Your Smile & Avoid Pain With a Tooth Filling

Tooth filling help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay.

What is a Tooth Filling?

A dental filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out the cavity with a filling material.

This also helps prevent a tooth extraction. An untreated damaged tooth can lead to infection in your gums and teeth, hence, a lot of pain in your mouth.

During the procedure, a metal-free filling material is inserted into the tooth to repair any damage where it then prevents the further spread of decay. Tooth fillings are placed in just a single appointment, restoring function, beauty, and health.

Types of tooth fillings

There is the standard filling, and then there are cosmetic fillings performed for aesthetic reasons. These are known as Onlays and inlays. Our dental office uses composite resins and porcelains that are both safe and reliable.

No one type of filling is best for everyone. What’s right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Different materials include:

  • Composite resins: matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. We use the newest and highest quality material in the market right now, so these resins won’t get stains, however, good dental hygiene is always recommended to keep them good as new..
  • Porcelain fillings: called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration covers most of the tooth. Their cost is similar to gold.

Prices of Dentist in Tijuana, Mexico

Treatment Price ListTijuanaUSA
Root Canal$295$1250
Dental Implants$1600$6000
Porcelain Crown$549$2500
Root Canal$2500$1500
Regular Cleaning$79$180
Evaluation and X-Rays$75$150
All on 4 Dental Implants$68001500
Tooth Filling$60$280
PFM Crown$329$750
Dental Veneers$449$1780
Bone Graft$399$1240
Sinus Lift$1499$2950
Abutment Placement$399$1250

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**These are estimated prices, not the standard.

Tooth Filling Cost

Fillings are one of the most popular procedures in dental treatments that come in different options, at Trust Dental Care we have a policy to choose those materials that will give the tooth the most natural looking,

The material used in these is resin composite and the price depends of the cavity size.

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Cavity filling

We work with the latest technology for a Tooth Filling. This method is safe, effective and aesthetically perfect for your need. No one will be able to tell you had dental treatment and you’ll be able to show that beautiful smile anytime.

  • Local Anesthetic: Our dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled.
  • Tooth decay removal: A laser will be used to remove the damaged area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual issue you may have on your tooth.
  • Examination: The dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once this is done, she will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris.
  • Resin application: If the decay is near the root, the doctor may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. After the filling is in, the procedure is over, and all there is to do is polish the tooth.

As part of the procedure, the composite material is bonded directly to the damaged teeth, which helps strengthen the existing tooth structure. Our treatment stops the decay from spreading into the root with guaranteed results.

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Tooth Filling Process

This dental procedure is safe, effective and aesthetically perfect for your need. No one will be able to tell you had dental treatment and you’ll be able to show that beautiful smile anytime.

Local Anesthetic: Our dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled.

Tooth decay removal: A laser will be used to remove the damaged area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual issue you may have on your tooth.

Examination: The dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once this is done, she will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris.

Resin application: If the decay is near the root, the doctor may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. After the filling is in, the procedure is over, and all there is to do is polish the tooth.

As part of the procedure, the composite material is bonded directly to the damaged teeth, which helps strengthen the existing tooth structure. Our treatment stops the decay from spreading into the root with guaranteed results.

Tooth Filling Aftercare

Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure from this procedure. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better, (not staying the same, or getting worse) everything is fine, and there is no need for concern.

Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

  • The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised.
  • With silver fillings, you should not chew hard foods or chew directly on the new fillings for the first 24 hours. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth. Composite (white) fillings set up right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

Are Amalgams Safe?

Millions of people have amalgam fillings. Concern has been raised over the mercury in amalgam. Many studies on the safety of amalgam fillings have been done. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluated this research. It found no reason to limit the use of amalgam. The FDA concluded that amalgam fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and above. However, some groups and dentists asked the FDA to reconsider.

Why is mercury used in amalgam?

Mercury is used in amalgam because it helps make the filling material pliable. When it is mixed with an alloy powder, it creates a compound that is soft enough to mix and press into the tooth. But it also hardens quickly and can withstand the forces of biting and chewing.

Why the concern about mercury in amalgam?

Mercury is a metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Mercury can exist as a liquid, as in many thermometers. When heated, it becomes a gas. It also can be combined with many other materials. Everyone is exposed to mercury through air, drinking water, soil and food. Concerns have been raised, for instance, about the amount of mercury building up in fish as a result of pollution. Mercury enters the air from industries that burn mercury-containing fuels. Mercury from all sources can build up in body organs.

As with most substances, the degree of harm caused by mercury in the body is related to the amount. Very low levels don’t cause any ill effects. At higher levels mercury can cause several symptoms. These include anxiety, irritability, memory loss, headaches and fatigue.

The controversy over amalgam centers on how much mercury fillings released and how much the body absorbs. In the past, amalgam fillings were thought to be inert. This would mean that no mercury was released once the filling was placed in the tooth. In recent years, sophisticated tests have changed this view. Very small amounts of mercury in the form of vapor can be released as the amalgam filling wears.

In some cases, people have allergic reactions to the mercury in amalgam. The American Dental Association says that fewer than 100 cases of this type of allergy have ever been reported. People allergic to amalgam can receive other filling materials. Concerns about mercury are related to the total amount of mercury absorbed from all sources. Therefore, some people who have high exposure to mercury may want to avoid amalgam. Examples may include people who are exposed to mercury through their jobs, or who eat large amounts of seafood.

If amalgam is safe, why does my dentist take precautions when handling it?

Should I visit an amalgam-free practice?

There are many risks associated with amalgams and mercury, so the safe bet would be to stay away from these type of materials and visit a mercury free practice. If you have mercury amalgams you should see your dentist to remove them and get some amalgam free fillings.

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