Are you interested in dental bonding? Do you wonder if dental fillings hurt? How much does dental filling cost? How long does dental bonding last?

To answer those questions, Singae dental will provide the most detailed and clear information about dental filling techniques in the article below!

What is dental bonding?

Dental fillings (also known as fillings) is a technique that uses dental fillings to fill gaps in teeth caused by cavities or chipping.

The difference between dental fillings and porcelain crowns

Is dental filling or porcelain crown better is a question many customers ask us. For the most accurate answer, please read or see the pros and cons of the method.

Advantages of dental fillings compared to porcelain crowns

– No need to grind teeth: Compared to porcelain crowns, fillings will not need to grind the crowns. In some cases, non-standard tooth grinding will expose the tooth pulp, so it is necessary to conduct a pulp suction. As such, the teeth will become visibly weaker, the possibility of loose teeth will be higher. 

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Grind teeth to cover porcelain teeth

And fillings will only use fillings to cover the missing teeth, not affecting the structure of the teeth. Therefore, the tooth almost retains its original structure. 

– Cheaper cost : If the cost to cover porcelain teeth is up to tens of millions, dental fillings only cost from a few hundred to a million. This is a price suitable for most customers in Vietnam. 

See also: “Does dental fillings hurt?” Can dental fillings last long?

Disadvantages of dental fillings compared to porcelain teeth:  

Usually, the filling method is only suitable for cases where the teeth are decayed or small chipped. For large chipped teeth, fillings will not be an effective method. 

The fillings are easy to peel off during use. 

Short lifespan: If porcelain teeth can be used for 15-20 years, the solder paste can only be used for 3-8 years. 

– Less aesthetic. Porcelain teeth have a bright white color, similar to real teeth. While fillings are darker in color, they are easy to spot.  

Consequences if you do not seal your teeth in time

When a tooth is decayed, a hole appears, you need to go to the nearest dentist to seal the tooth to avoid the consequences below.

Poor chewing: The most obvious manifestation when teeth are damaged are teeth that are often sensitive and painful when chewing. If the tooth is decayed or damaged without being welded in time, it will make the customer eat poorly, not appetizing. Every time you chew, you must be careful for fear of affecting the pulp causing toothache. 

– Loss of aesthetics: Deep teeth will be discolored, tooth structure is broken or cracked, this greatly affects the aesthetics of customers. Especially the front teeth are easy to detect. 

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Untreated tooth decay causes cosmetic loss

– Affects pronunciation: In case the front teeth are spaced or lost due to tooth decay, which will affect the pronunciation of wind sounds, customers may feel short of breath when talking. 

How to seal a deep tooth

Below is the process of visiting when you go to the dentist for fillings.

Step 1: Examine and determine the deep condition

Before carrying out the filling, the dentist will conduct a preliminary examination to determine the position of the tooth decay, as well as whether the tooth decay is severe or mild. If the tooth is newly decayed, a filling will be performed, and in case the tooth is deep into the pulp, a root canal treatment will be performed. 

Step 2: Clean your teeth

To ensure the best filling effect, the dentist will clean the tooth surfaces, cavities and adjacent teeth. The doctor will proceed to remove all caries and dentin in the teeth to limit the recurrence of tooth decay.

Step 3: Put the material into the deep hole 

When the inside surface of the tooth has been cleaned, the doctor will place a layer of smooth cement at the bottom. This cement layer has the effect of protecting the pulp below. Then the filling material will be filled at the missing positions due to decay. 

Step 4: Edit, create shape

Finally, the doctor will use tools to correct and shape the tooth, returning the tooth to its original shape. Ensure aesthetics.

How long can dental bonding last? 

According to theory, on average, dental fillings can stay in the oral cavity for 2 to 8 years. However, how long the actual fillings last depends on many other factors such as: 

Weld position

If each weld is in the middle of the chewing surface, the use time will be longer due to the frequent impact force and the good fulcrum. As for fillings on the biting edge of the tooth or the side of the tooth, it will often fall off sooner. 

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The terminus in the middle of the chewing surface will last longer

Dental condition

Whether a filling has a short or long life will depend a lot on the health of your teeth. If the mouth has no infection, no disease, no underlying disease, and the adjacent teeth are not damaged, the filling will be better protected.

Type of filling material 

Currently, filling materials are commonly used such as: Composite, Amalgam, GIC… In which, Composite is the most preferred material because of its long life and great bearing capacity. Composite fillings last several years longer than other materials. 

The technique performed by the treating doctor

Will the dental filling technique of the doctor help the filling to be in place? Are the fillings durable or not? Therefore, to avoid unwanted complications, you should choose a reputable clinic with skilled doctors to perform. 

How to take care of fillings

If you pay attention to daily oral hygiene, diet, limit the use of sharp objects to get food near the fillings… then the fillings can be used longer than we want. 

How much does dental filling cost?

How much does dental filling cost? This is a question asked by many customers. To know for sure, we need to consider a few issues:

Dental filling materials

On the market today, there are many different materials for fillings such as: Amalgam, Composite, Porcelain and GIC. Each material has its own advantages and limitations, the time of use is different, so there will be different prices.  

Number of teeth to be filled

The total cost of dental fillings will be calculated as the cost of each weld combined. The more welds the cost will increase and vice versa. 

See also: How much does dental filling cost? The latest dental filling cost 2021

Cost of dental fillings at Singae Dental Clinic 

In Singae, the cost of dental fillings will depend on the welding material you choose. The price list of forehead teeth in Singae is as follows: 

– Composite welding: 300,000 VND / tooth 

– Cosmetic porcelain welding: 1,200,000 VND/teeth

In addition, when customers have their teeth done at Singae Dental Clinic, they will also receive a free package of dental examination and CT Conebeam scan worth VND 500,000.

Notes to remember after dental fillings

After welding, you need to note some of the following principles to make the weld more durable:

Do not eat or chew for the first 2 hours

Because the process of filling teeth is essentially the use of filling material on the teeth, it takes a while for this material to solidify and stick to the strongest. If you eat and chew right after the filling, it can cause the weld to be peeled and peeled. 

Limit foods that are too hard for the next 2-3 days

Foods that are too hard can adversely affect your fillings. Therefore, soft foods should be used. If you have dental fillings due to tooth decay, you should not eat foods with a lot of sugar and sweets to avoid tooth decay again.  

After filling, you should avoid eating too hard foods

Clean teeth

Brush your teeth about twice a day or after each meal. Choose a soft-bristled brush so as not to damage the filling. The brushing process should be gentle and careful. Absolutely do not use toothpicks to remove leftovers, instead, you can use dental floss. Gargling with warm salt water also has an effective antiseptic effect for the mouth.

Notify your dentist if you notice any of the following:

After dental filling, if you encounter problems such as tooth sensitivity, pain, toothache, fillings with signs of peeling, etc. timely handling.

– Should follow the doctor’s instructions before and after filling to get good results.

Periodic dental check-up every 6 months: Periodic examination partly helps you check the status of the weld, partly helps the doctor detect oral diseases early (if any). When visiting, should choose a quality dental address, with a team of highly skilled doctors for accurate results. 

Will the tooth decay after welding? 

According to dental experts, fillings can become decayed (commonly called recurrent caries). Tooth decay will depend on the quality of the weld at the location of the injury. If the weld is too large, decay can occur due to shrinkage per weld. Or in the process of filling the teeth, the doctor’s filling technique is not good, not removing all the dentin, deep dentin can also be the cause of recurrent tooth decay.

Therefore, you should regularly visit the dentist, to check the weld. If there is a problem that needs to be handled soon, avoid letting the weld affect the health quality. 

Recurrence of decay after dental filling

Complications can occur after fillings

Fillings peeling, peeling: During the process of living, fillings may crack, chip or fall out of place. At this time, customers will have to go to medical facilities to replace the fillings, which is more expensive. 

Infection: Fillings that are out of place due to chewing will create a small gap. This gap can be a breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Thus, Singae has sent readers the most accurate information about dental filling techniques. Customers who need dental fillings can contact Singae dental office for specific advice.

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