GIC Filling

GIC Filling

GIC or Glass Ionomer Cement is a dental procedure that uses special dental cement to fill cavities and repair damaged teeth. GIC fillings are made by mixing acrylic and glass material, which strengthens teeth. It is used in deeper cavities and provides good insulation around the nerve tissues.

Many patients prefer GIC filling as it is a quick and relatively painless procedure and can be completed in a single dental appointment. GIC filling surgery is beneficial as it restores the natural appearance of the tooth.  It releases fluoride over time, which strengthens the tooth and prevents further decay. 

What is the cost of GIC Filling Surgery?

GIC Filling Surgery averagely costs 1500-2500 PKR in Pakistan. However, the cost of treatment varies depending on the dental condition and the required filling.

What diagnosis leads to GIC filling surgery?

The most common diagnosis leading to GIC filling surgery includes:

  • Tooth decay

  • Cavities

  • Cracked tooth

  • Tooth Sensitivity

  • Gaps between teeth

  • Dental restorations

  • Worn or broken fillings

  • To protect a tooth after a root canal treatment

What is the procedure for GIC filling surgery?

The procedure for GIC filling surgery involves the below-mentioned steps:

  • Before the procedure, the dentist will numb the tooth and the surrounding area with local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure.

  • The dentist will then use a dental drill to remove the decayed material from a tooth.

  • Once the decayed material has been removed, the dentist will prepare a tooth for filling by cleaning and shaping it. This involves removing debris and polishing the tooth surface.

  • The dentist will then mix the GIC material per the manufacturer's instructions and place it into the prepared tooth. He will then shape and mold the filling to fit the contours of the tooth.

  • As GIC fillings are set with a chemical reaction, the dentist will use a curing light to speed up the process.

  • Once the filling has hardened, the dentist will polish it to smooth out any rough edges and restore the natural shine of the tooth.

  • The dentist will then check the bite of the filled tooth to ensure that it fits properly with the opposing teeth and does not interfere with the bite.

The entire GIC fillings procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the decay and the size of the filling.

What are the risks & complications associated with GIC filling surgery?

Like any dental procedure, GIC filling surgery have certain risks and complications, including:

  • Tooth Sensitivity

  • Allergic reaction,

  • Discoloration of GIC fillings

  • Infection

  • Filling failure

  • Nerve damage

Complications from GIC filling are uncommon, and the majority of patients do not encounter any significant risks.

What to expect after a GIC filling surgery?

  • After a GIC filling surgery, patients may experience tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for a few days.

  • You may feel some discomfort or soreness in the treated area for a few days after the procedure, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medications.

  • Your dentist may recommend you to avoid eating or drinking for a few hours after the procedure. Additionally, you should avoid hard or sticky foods for a few days to allow the filling to be fully set.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

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