What are fillings?
Fillings or dental fillings are used to repair the damaged surfaces of teeth. The surface of teeth may be damaged by small fractures, damaged enamel or decay. It takes 25 to 90 minutes to place a filling in a tooth.
What different types of fillingsare there?
Dental fillings are made of gold, silver, mercury or amalgam, porcelain or ceramic, plastic, composite resin materials or a glass and acrylic mixture called glass inomer.
Is getting a filling painful?
Preparing the tooth to place a filling by removing the decayed portion using a dental drill should not be painful. Some patients find the preparation procedure uncomfortable and painful. The dentist will administer a local anaesthic to ensure that the patient does not feel pain during the procedure.
How long does recovery after fillings are placed take?
Patients may experience pain or sensitivity for a few weeks after a filling is placed. The area where the anaesthetic was injected will feel sore for a few days. The gums of the patient will also feel sore for a few days.
How do I care for my teeth after fillings are placed?
Patients should not eat for at least three hours till the anaesthesia wears off. They should not eat or drink anything that is too hot or too cold for a few days. They should avoid very hard food. They should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should follow correct dental hygiene and brush and floss their teeth regularly.
What are the alternatives to placing fillings?
Alternatives to dental fillings are dental crowns, inlays or onlays, or tooth remineralization.
Why do tourists visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers a wide range of delights for tourists of all ages. There are lots of amusement parks that young tourists enjoy by day and unique shows to entertain tourists by night. Hong Kong boasts an excellent transportation system that makes it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are bustling local markets and large shopping malls for those who enjoy low cost shopping or high end purchases. Tourists can savour the delectable local cuisine or opt to enjoy food from across the world at Hong Kong’s many restaurants. Nature lovers can take hikes along mountain trails that lead to the sea or enjoy panoramic views of the islands by taking a cable car ride. Accommodation options in Hong Kong include luxury hotels, guesthouses, budget hotels and youth hostels.
Why do International patients visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers specialist medical, dental and surgical services of a high standard at affordable prices for overseas patients. All hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong are well-equipped and the doctors are experts in their respective disciplines. Most of the doctors and speak English.
How do I get to Hong Kong?
The Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport is the major international airport serving Hong Kong SAR.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling to Hong Kong for medical treatments?
There is no special medical treatment visa offered for patients visiting Hong Kong for treatments or procedures. They can enter Hong Kong with a visitor’s visa. Details on how to obtain a visitor’s visa to travel to Hong Kong is available at the website http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/
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