Tooth Filling

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What are Dental Fillings?

Dental fillings also known as tooth-colored fillings are a type of restorative dentistry procedure used to repair tooth decay, minor tooth fractures, or damaged surfaces of the teeth. Some of the filling materials used in the treatment include porcelain, composite and silver amalgam. These fillings close off holes in the enamel through which bacteria can enter the tooth. They stop decay from spreading throughout the tooth and to other teeth.

Tooth filling is a common restorative procedure in Kenya for fighting cavities and restoring the health and strength of the tooth. Cavities are preventable but can develop due to genetics, diet, poor dental hygiene, and other causes. Dental fillings are effective in treating tooth decay, which usually occurs when bacteria combine with food debris in the mouth resulting in plaque that wears down the tooth’s enamel. This eventually leads to holes in your teeth making them vulnerable to further decay. Arrow Dental Centre provides dental fillings to treat tooth decay and fill cavities.

See Results After Cavity Filling

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Repair Cavities with Tooth Filling

Fillings are common and effective restorative dentistry procedures. These restorations can help repair cavities and minimal tooth damage. They seal off your tooth to keep bacteria from getting inside your teeth.

At Arrow Dental Centre, we provide affordable cavity fillings to repair tooth damage and restore your dental function. Our dentists conduct a full oral diagnosis to determine if a filling is a suitable procedure for you. We also consider your health and cosmetic needs to ensure we choose the right tooth-filling material.

Symptoms of a Cavity

While many people experience pain and other symptoms when they have a cavity, others may experience no signs at all. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental checkups and teeth cleaning to maintain your oral health. However, if you notice signs of a cavity, you should schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. Some of the signs include:

  • Visible holes in the teeth
  • Pain when eating or drinking hot or cold beverages
  • Toothache
  • Pain when biting down

Natural-Looking and Durable Tooth Filling

We provide tooth-colored dental fillings made of white filling material and are a near-perfect match to your teeth. They are almost as strong as metal. The filling material forms a strong bond with your tooth and unlike silver filling, it does not expand and contract with temperature changes.

Composite fillings, also known as white or tooth-colored fillings, are effective in repairing teeth affected by decay. With their natural color, composite resin fillings are undetectable in the tooth; no one will know you’ve had a cavity repaired. As a result, most patients prefer them.

Safe Removal of Silver Fillings

Brighten your beautiful smile with the removal of your old silver fillings. At our dental clinic, we use special equipment to safely remove amalgam fillings. Our safe methods ensure mercury and toxic vapors released in the silver fillings are contained. We apply composite tooth-colored fillings which are bio-compatible with your body and are as strong as metal fillings.

Are You a Candidate for a Filling?

A tooth gap filling can be the right choice if you have small to medium-sized cavities. If you have extensive damage, we recommend a larger restoration. If you have a cavity on your molar tooth, an inlay or onlay filling can benefit you. However, if the damage is severe, a dental crown may be the right option.

There are various materials used to cover a hole in the teeth caused by decay. They include:

1. Silver amalgam fillings

These are popular fillings due to their affordability, longevity, and sturdiness compared to other filling options. Silver amalgam fillings contain a combination of silver and other minerals such as tin, zinc, copper, etc. They can stay for up to 12 years in use. However, they are not the best choice as they respond to temperature changes which can cause tooth cracks. They can also create a gap between the filing and the tooth allowing bacteria and food debris which can cause cavities.

2. Composite fillings

Composite fillings are made of resin and plastic. It is placed inside the tooth while soft and hardened with curing light. It is the most popular option because it can be tailored to match the color of the existing teeth. These fillings can survive for 5 to 10 years, after which a replacement has to be done.

3. Ceramic fillings

Ceramic fillings are made using porcelain material. They are durable and aesthetically appealing. They tend to cost more than other fillings but match the color of the existing teeth and resist stains and abrasion better than composite fillings. However, they’re more brittle and have to be used on large cavities to prevent issues of breakage.

4. Glass ionomer fillings

This filling is created with a combination of acrylic and glass. It’s mainly used for children whose teeth are still forming. It releases fluoride into the tooth to prevent decay. However, it can only survive for a few years and is not natural-looking like composite fillings.

Tooth fillings play an important role in your oral health and if applied well, they can keep your teeth healthy. Some of the benefits of the fillings include:

1. Stops the cavity from growing: When the filling material is applied, it seals the hole created by the cavity protecting the nerve endings from exposure to acids in the mouth as well as the temperatures of the foods you eat.

2. Improves the structure of the tooth: Composite fillings enhance the structure and integrity of the tooth. Instead of the cavity eating into the teeth, the filling provides support and does not damage them during the application.

3. Strengthens fractured teeth: Fillings like white composite can be used to repair a fractured tooth. In case you have fractured teeth due to physical activities or chewing on hard things, fillings can help in repairing minor fractures and restoring the dental function of your teeth.

4. Improve the color of your teeth: Your teeth can get stained due to consuming beverages like coffee, smoking, or medication. Composite fillings can help to restore your smile for teeth are badly stained and discolored.

5. Protects your teeth from decay: There are small holes that form on the teeth but aren’t considered cavities. These holes trap debris and food particles and with time, they can cause tooth decay. With composite fillings, these holes can be sealed.

The cost of cavity fillings in Nairobi depends on a wide range of factors such as:

  • Number of tooth surfaces that require filling
  • The specialist who performs the filling procedure
  • Type of filling material used

If only one tooth has its surface affected by decay, the cost will be lower compared to a tooth whose one or more surfaces are affected by decay. The filling material used also can increase or reduce the cost of the procedure. For example, composite fillings are more expensive than amalgam fillings since they involve a complex process, expensive materials, and additional dentistry equipment.

When you visit our dental clinic in Nairobi for teeth gap fillings, our professional team will conduct a comprehensive oral assessment to determine the teeth affected and the appropriate filling material for your needs.

Transforming Smiles With Dental Filling

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Receiving a Dental Filling

Before placing a tooth filling, the dentist will numb your tooth and surrounding gum tissue with an anesthetic to reduce discomfort and pain during the procedure. He will create a small hole in your tooth to remove decay. Next, he will apply a tooth-colored material to fill the cavities in layers. Each layer will be hardened with a special tool. Once the cavity is filled, the dentist will polish the tooth to ensure the dental filling won’t affect your bite.

Treat Decay with Dental Fillings Near Me

Over time, the foods and drinks we consume can cause plaque buildup on the surface of the teeth resulting cavities.
At Arrow Dental Centre, we can restore moderate teeth decay with dental fillings which are effective in eliminating bacteria. We use modern technology and advanced dental material for our dental cavity fillings. This enables us to fill dental cavities with durable, strong, and long-lasting materials that meet the cosmetic and oral health needs of our patients. The use of our composite tooth-colored fillings enables us to make the cavity filling undetectable and restore the function of your teeth.

If you suspect you may have a cavity, call us or schedule an online appointment. Our dentist can perform a thorough oral diagnosis to determine whether you need a tooth filling or another restorative procedure.

Other Services

Other dental services we offer to manage your overall oral health care needs.

Root Canal


Pediatric Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Teeth Whitening

Dental Implants

Dental Filling

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about dental fillings in Kenya.

How Does the Dentist Choose A Filling?

The dentist chooses the filling material depending on the extent of the tooth decay and the location of the tooth. Once the decay is removed, the dentist will assess the area to identify the most suitable filling.

Are Dental Fillings Painful?

No. You will not feel any pain during or after the dental filling procedure. Anesthesia is administered during the procedure, so you will not feel any sensation on the site.

How Long Will My Tooth Filling Last?

Typically, a filling lasts from 3 to 7 years. However, you should visit the dentist regularly to ensure it’s holding up. You call your dentist as soon as possible if you see discoloration or chipping under the filling.

When Should I Replace the Cavity Fillings?

If your older fillings are causing gum inflammation or you note signs of decay under the fillings, you should consider replacing them. At Arrow Dental Centre, our dentists conduct a comprehensive oral diagnosis to ensure your dental health isn’t compromised. They check the fillings to ensure they’re intact and address any concerns you have about your tooth fillings.

How do I take care of my dental Fillings?

Tooth filling should be maintained with proper oral hygiene to ensure they last long. If decay occurs, it might weaken the fillings and should be replaced. Regular flossing and brushing are essential to maintain a healthy mouth and intact fillings.

Locations We Serve

We treat cavities and decay with tooth filling in Nairobi and Thika serving clients in different neighborhoods.