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 Malta?
Malta is a sunny Mediterranean country with a rich history and culture. The Knights of Malta built hospitals and churches in Malta and many of these buildings are beautifully preserved. The Saint John's Cathedral in the country’s capital Valletta is one of the most elaborately decorated churches in the world. Malta has its own local cuisine and restaurants serving international fare. The climate in Malta is mild throughout the year. Malta is well-known for performing arts and hosts arts festivals, music festivals and ballet performances. Malta has large shopping malls and small stores selling souvenirs and local Maltese arts and crafts. Accommodation options include luxury hotels, budget hotels, villas, farm stays, bed and breakfasts and apartments.
Why do International patients visit Malta?
Malta has a history of offering high quality medical services for patients. The Knights of Malta also called the Knights Hospitaller established hospitals in Jerusalem and other parts of Europe, including Malta, to care for the sick and ailing. Today, Malta has well-equipped hospitals and private clinics that offer high quality healthcare services at affordable prices for overseas patients. All staff and doctors speak at Maltese hospitals and clinics English.
Does Malta have international airports?
All Maltese islands are served by the Malta International Airport.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling for medical treatments to Malta?
There is no specific visa for patients travelling for medical treatments to Malta. Patients can get short stay visas to travel for treatments to Malta. Details on how to obtain a short stay visa to Malta are available at the website: https://identitymalta.com/visa-types-validity/
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