Dental Filling in Dubai

Save and protect your teeth for a long-lasting smile

Dental fillings can be done in one day! As you have a unique dental case, your dentist will examine your tooth to detect any minor fractures or carries and determine a treatment plan that is best suitable during a consultation.

Benefits of Dental Filling

During the appointment, a dentist will numb the area around the tooth using local anesthesia. Next, the decay will be completely removed and the hole will be filled with the chosen material. You can leave right after your appointment, though it is recommended to have a follow-up to ensure the health of your tooth filling.

Types of Dental Filling

The common types of dental filling in Dubai which include gold, amalgam and composite resin. The type of material that will be used for your filling will be chosen based on the factors of the extent of decay, location of tooth, cost and overall recommendation of the dentist.

Composite Filling

Composite fillings are a common choice for patients as they are tooth-colored to match your natural smile. This can then be suitable to be used for the front teeth as well. It is made with a combination of a ceramic and plastic compound. These have great support with the bonding of your tooth and can fix chipped or worn-down teeth. This imitates the enamel of your natural tooth with the use of hard plastics and glass.

Although, they may not last as long as other materials under great pressure of chewing forces. They may also require more dental visits if the composites are used for the purpose of inlays or onlays on a tooth.

Amalgam/Silver Filling

These are metal fillings that can be made with silver, copper tin, and zinc. In many cases, this material has longer durability than composite resin and can withstand strong chewing abilities. If you are concerned about costs, then amalgam fillings are a go-to.

One disadvantage includes the poor aesthetics as it will not match your true tooth color. Furthermore, our dentists aim for minimal invasive dental treatments, however, using silver requires removing enough healthy parts of the tooth in order to hold the filling in place. Additionally, amalgam material is more likely to have an issue with cracks and fractures appearing.

Gold Filling

Proceeding with gold filling brings great durability with powerful strength for chewing forces. Some also prefer gold for its aesthetics over silver and as an accessory that pleases the eye. One disadvantage you may come across is the cost, especially in comparison to amalgam.

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Strong teeth, bright smile with our dental fillings

Whether your teeth have gotten chipped, worn down, or begun to decay, dental fillings can restore your smile! Many do not realize that a filling can work wonders on any of your teeth. There are different purposes for them but the most common is to ‘fill in’ a cavity. This is one way to save your tooth and prevent it from getting another cavity in the future.

They are also used to restore a chipped tooth or any tooth that has been worn down. This may have occurred due to teeth grinding or habits such as nail biting. Fillings are made with different materials which may be determined by the dentist during your consultation.

When getting teeth fillings, the dentist will aim to preserve your smile’s natural beauty through careful diagnosis and determining the treatment plan for your specific dental case. It is important to see the dentist even if you do not sense any pain in order to save a tooth before it is too late.

Procedure for getting Dental Fillings

  • Diagnosis and Preparation

    Our dentist will examine the tooth and diagnose the problem to determine the size and location of the cavity. The tooth will then be cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic.

  • Placement of the Filling Material

    Our dentist will place the filling material into the cavity and shape it to fit the tooth. The material used may be a composite resin, amalgam, glass ionomer, or metal.

  • Hardening the Filling

    If a composite resin is used, our dentist will use a special light to harden the material. If an amalgam or metal is used, the dentist will place a temporary filling until the metal has hardened.

  • Finishing and Polishing

    Our dentist will trim and shape the filling to ensure a comfortable fit and bite. The filling will be polished to a smooth finish, and the dentist will check the bite and make any necessary adjustments. The final step is to give the patient aftercare instructions to promote oral health and prolong the life of the filling.

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Most frequently asked questions

The durability of a filling depends on the type of material used and how severe your case is, however, your dental care also affects how long it lasts.

  • Gold dental fillings: using a gold material lasts the longest when compared with other substances from around 15 to 30 years.
  • Amalgam dental fillings: These silver compounds can last an average of 10 to 15 years.
  • Composite dental fillings: Having this type of dental filling may look best aesthetically for a natural approach, however, they need to be replaced usually every 5 to 7 years.

Following the guidance provided by the dentist, your dental filling can last even longer than expected.


Maintain a good regular dental routine. It is important that you do not neglect your daily brushing and flossing habits.

Due to continuous chewing, clenching and overall pressure put upon the dental filling, it is bound to wear or crack with time. A dentist will also be able to determine if it has weakened when you visit them for your regular check-up. Furthermore, if the filling does crack and is left untreated, there could be a risk of decay occurring which would require immediate treatment.

It is normal to encounter sensitivity on your tooth initially after getting a filling. It is common to occur from pressure, sweets or temperature. This discomfort should decrease within two weeks. If there seems to be extreme sensitivity or any sensitivity left after a few weeks, contact your dentist to discuss this.

If your filling seems to come in the way when you bite, it may be a sign that the filling was not shaped properly. You should visit a dentist to have it reshaped where you bite down comfortably.


  • Follow a healthy diet. Avoid often snacking and decrease your intake of refined and unrefined sugars.
  • Keep a healthy dental routine in mind. With regular brushing and flossing, you keep your mouth clean which prevents any future decay and protects your dental filling.
  • Visit a dentist regularly for routine checkups. A professional teeth cleaning with a dental hygienist further helps in ensuring there is no plaque sitting on your teeth and they can spot early signs of any dental risk.

The cost of dental fillings will depend on the severity of the cavity (or cavities), how many teeth need fillings, and which type of filling material is used. The more tooth structure to be restored, the higher the price of the filling.

The longer you leave a cavity untreated, the worse the consequences! If you leave a tooth to decay, it may be too late to save the tooth and instead of a filling, you may need a root canal treatment. There is no need to prolong a cavity as it will only get worse. Our dentists would love to deliver the best professional guidance to give you a path of good oral health.

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