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Dental Fillings in Delhi: A Guide to Types, Costs, and Procedures | Dr. Harsh Goyal

What is Dental Filling?

A dental filling is a restoration used to fill a hole or cavity in a tooth. It is made of strong and durable material, and it can help prevent the tooth from further decay.

Types of dental fillings

There are several different types of dental fillings, including:

  • Amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. They are the most common type of filling, and they are relatively inexpensive. However, they can be discolored, and they may not be as strong as other types of fillings.
  • Composite resin fillings are made of a tooth-colored material that is bonded to the tooth. They are more expensive than amalgam fillings, but they are also more natural-looking. Composite resin fillings are also more resistant to staining.
  • Glass ionomer fillings are made of a material that contains glass particles. They are less expensive than composite resin fillings, but they are also not as strong. Glass ionomer fillings are often used in children’s teeth, because they can help to protect the tooth from further decay.
  • Gold fillings are made of pure gold. They are the most expensive type of filling, but they are also the strongest and most durable. Gold fillings are often used in back teeth, where strength is important.

Dental fillings are placed in a few steps:

  1. The dentist will remove the decayed tooth tissue.
  2. The dentist will prepare the tooth for the filling. This may involve shaping the tooth or removing some of the enamel.
  3. The dentist will place the filling material in the tooth.
  4. The dentist will cure the filling material. This may involve using a special light or a chemical reaction.

Cost of dental fillings in Delhi

The cost of dental fillings in Delhi varies depending on the type of filling, the size of the cavity, and the location of the tooth. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from INR 1,500 to INR 5,000 for a dental filling in Delhi.

Type of filling Cost (INR)
Amalgam filling 1,500 – 3,000
Composite resin filling 2,500 – 5,000
Glass ionomer filling 1,500 – 2,500
Gold filling 5,000 – 10,000

Note: **The cost of filling may vary. Please consult with your dentist for an estimate.**

Please note that these are just estimates, and the actual cost may vary depending on the dentist and the location of the dental clinic.

Here is a breakdown of the factors that can affect the cost of dental fillings:

  • Type of filling: The type of filling is the most important factor that affects the cost. Amalgam fillings are the most affordable, while gold fillings are the most expensive.
  • Size of the cavity: The size of the cavity also affects the cost. Larger cavities will require more filling material, which will increase the cost.
  • Location of the tooth: The location of the tooth also affects the cost. Fillings in back teeth are more expensive than fillings in front teeth.
  • Dentist: The dentist’s fees also affect the cost. Some dentists charge more than others.
  • Location of the dental clinic: The location of the dental clinic also affects the cost. Dental clinics in urban areas are more expensive than dental clinics in rural areas.

It is important to shop around and compare prices before getting a dental filling. You can also ask your dentist for a quote.

10 FAQs about dental fillings

  1. What are the signs that I need a dental filling?

Some of the signs that you may need a dental filling include:

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Discomfort when chewing
  • A dark spot on a tooth
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  1. How long does a dental filling take?

The amount of time it takes to get a dental filling depends on the size of the cavity and the type of filling. However, most dental fillings can be completed in one visit to the dentist.

  1. Is dental filling painful?

Most dental fillings are not painful. However, some people may experience some discomfort during the procedure. The dentist will use local anesthetic to numb the area, so you should not feel any pain during the filling.

  1. How long do dental fillings last?

The lifespan of a dental filling depends on the type of filling and how well it is cared for. Amalgam fillings typically last 10-15 years, while composite resin fillings typically last 5-10 years. Gold fillings can last for decades.

  1. What are the risks of dental fillings?

There are a few risks associated with dental fillings, including:

  • Allergic reaction: Some people may be allergic to the materials used in dental fillings.
  • Sensitivity: Some people may experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks after having a dental filling.
  • Discoloration: Amalgam fillings can discolor over time.
  • Fracture: Fillings can fracture or chip, especially if they are not cared for properly.
  1. How do I care for my dental fillings?

To help your dental fillings last as long as possible, it is important to:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day.
  • See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects.
  • If you have a sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks, talk to your dentist about ways to manage it.
  1. What are the alternatives to dental fillings?

There are a few alternatives to dental fillings, including:

  • Root canal therapy: This is a procedure that involves removing the decayed tissue from the root of the tooth and filling the canal with a material that prevents further decay.
  • Crown: This is a cap that is placed over a tooth to protect it from further decay.
  • Extraction: This is the removal of a tooth.
  1. What should I do if my dental filling falls out?

If your dental filling falls out, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.





Answer – The procedure for getting a dental filling should not be painful, as the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area before starting the procedure. However, in very few cases, you may feel some discomfort or sensitivity after the anesthesia wears off. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort.

Answer – The time it takes to get a dental filling depends on the size and location of the cavity. A small cavity can typically be filled in just one appointment, while larger cavities may require multiple appointments. we will be able to give you a better idea of how long the procedure will take during your consultation.

Answer – During the dental filling procedure, we will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and clean the area. In case the decay is deep, we can numb the area with local anesthesia for your comfort. The filling material will then be applied and shaped to fit the cavity. Finally, the filling will be hardened with a special light and polished to match the rest of your teeth.

Answer – The lifespan of a dental filling depends on several factors, including the type of filling material used, the location of the filling, and how well you take care of your teeth. On average, dental fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices can help prolong the life of your dental filling.

Answer – After getting a dental filling, you should avoid eating or drinking anything hot or cold until the anesthesia wears off to prevent discomfort or sensitivity. You may also be advised to avoid eating hard or sticky foods for a few hours after the procedure. we will provide specific instructions based on your individual case.

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