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Dental Fillings

A tooth filling is a synthetic material used to restore the structure of teeth that have become damaged as a result of tooth decay (cavities) or injuries such as fissures or cracks; the filling allows for the tooth to get a restart on health.

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Dental fillings adhere perfectly to the surface of the teeth and are virtually undetectable to the eye.

Many patients with tooth decay also suffer from teeth sensitivity due to loss of enamel or have problems with biting and chewing properly. Dental fillings can help treat these conditions as well, by evening out the surface of the tooth.

When are Dental Fillings necessary?

There are a few signs that will indicate when a filling might be necessary:

  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, and sugary foods.

  • A broken or chipped tooth.

  • Holes where food gets stuck.

  • Pain in a particular tooth while chewing.

  • A dark spot on the surface of the tooth.

  • A fallen out filling.

What type of Dental Fillings are there?

The most common types are:

  • Silver fillings (amalgam). They are made by a combination of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. This type of dental filling is economical, strong and can last from 15 to 20 years. Due to their silver color, they are very noticeable, that’s why they are not usually used in front teeth.

  • Resin fillings (composite). They are made of resin and plastic material. Compared to silver fillings, they are not as noticeable (because they are tooth-colored) and are a little bit pricier. Composite fillings don’t last as long as other types (typically, they need to be replaced every 3 to 10 years), and tend to stain over time. They are also known as “white fillings”.

  • Gold fillings (metals). They are some of the most durable fillings available, capable of lasting up to 20 years without corroding. They are very strong and can withstand powerful chewing forces; however, this is often the most expensive dental filling option and requires multiple visits.

  • Porcelain fillings (ceramic). They are tooth-colored, durable, and stain-resistant. They generally last more than 15 years, and their cost is similar to gold fillings.

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How does the Dental Filling process work?

Tooth fillings are a simple and rather painless dental procedure than can be completed in a 20 to 60 minutes’ hour span. It can take longer or require a second appointment depending on the material used, the size of the decayed-hole, or if multiple fillings are needed.

Knowing what to expect can ease some of the anxiety patients often feel before going to the dentist. Here’s what happens during the procedure:

  • Numbing of the tooth. The dentist will numb the tooth and the surrounding gums so that the procedure is as painless as possible. The numbing will start with the appliance of a topical gel; once it’s working, the dentist will then slowly apply an anesthesia injection.

  • Removing decay. Once the tooth is fully numbed, the dentist will use a high-speed drill to get rid of the decayed and damaged tooth structure. Afterward, a slower-speed drill will be used to get to the more sensitive dentine.

  • Filling the tooth. First, the dentist will shape out the space where the filling is going to be placed. Then, depending on whether or not you are getting a bonded filling, the dentist will use an acid gel underneath the filling. Once the gel has set, the filling material will be inserted.

  • Making adjustments. After the tooth filling has hardened, the dentist will make sure you have no problems with your bite; to do this, you’ll be asked to bite on a small piece of carbon paper, which will help the dentist identify and file-down any high spots so that the fillings it’s even out to your tooth surface.

Before & After Photos, Dental Fillings

Real pictures of our patients, before and after their dental procedures:

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Cost of Dental Fillings in Tijuana

These incredible savings will give you a good reason to smile:

Tooth Filling (Per Surface) $190 $50 74%
Root Canal (Premolar) $1,200 $350 71%
Root Canal (Front Teeth) $1,500 $300 80%
Deep Teeth Cleaning $250 $90 64%
Tooth Filling (Per Surface) $190- In USA $50 – The Dental District 74% Savings
Root Canal (Premolar) $1,200 – In USA $350 – The Dental District 71% Savings
Root Canal (Front Teeth) $1,500 – In USA $300 – The Dental District 80% Savings
Deep Teeth Cleaning $250- In USA $90 – The Dental District 64% Savings

Our dentists and specialists have extensive experience in performing simple and complex dental treatments, helping families and patients of all ages from Mexico and the United States.


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