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Dental fillings

Did you know that tooth decay (also known as dental caries) is one of the most common infectious dental diseases? As many as 90% of the world’s teeth are affected by tooth decay. Caries is usually treated with a filling.

Why does tooth decay occur and how to recognise it?

Tooth decay is caused by four main factors: frequent consumption of carbohydrates, bacteria in plaque and saliva, susceptible tooth surfaces and time. When the tooth enamel’s resistance (mineral content) decreases, it becomes easy for bacteria and viral enzymes in the mouth to dissolve the enamel. This is how cavities develop.

The first signs of tooth decay:

– surface discolouration (white, brown, dark spots);
– reaction to sweet foods;
– response to thermal stimuli – cold.
The symptoms of tooth decay vary greatly from person to person. Some people feel tooth pain as soon as the decay approaches the dentin, while others feel it only when the decay has already reached the nerve of the tooth. For this reason, regular check-ups and professional oral hygiene are recommended for everyone.

In the initial stage of tooth decay, the tooth is treated without drilling and filling. This is the latest innovative Icon system for the initial treatment of caries, where the tooth tissue is strengthened with special mineral, fluoride and calcium preparations.

In the case of deeper tooth tissue damage, the decayed tissue is removed by drilling and the cleaned cavity is filled with high-quality composite fillings.

What is a dental filling?

A filling is designed to fill a cleaned cavity and protect the existing tooth nerve from possible damage and further serious complications. The treatment is carried out by cleaning and filling the carious cavities with restorative materials using special instruments.

Restoring a decayed tooth restores the tooth’s anatomical shape, chewing function and aesthetic appearance. Nowadays, even very damaged teeth can be restored with a high-quality filling. Just bear in mind that the larger the seal, the shorter its lifetime may be. Therefore, although it is possible to restore the entire tooth with restorative materials alone, in some cases this treatment option will not have any longevity – we will recommend a prosthetic tooth.

Sealing is also required:
– tooth loss due to overcrowding caused by bite problems or jaw muscle hyperfunction;
– wear and tear, in which the tooth loses its original shape and aesthetics;
– Tooth fillings can not only restore what has been lost, but also give the patient a new tooth shape and colour that is acceptable to the patient – this is when an aesthetic filling is performed.

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Sealants have different wear characteristics and aesthetic appearance. Based on research and recommendations from world leaders, we choose only the highest quality materials that provide durability, maximum wear resistance and excellent aesthetics.

Seals can last 5-15 years. This depends on a variety of factors: bruxism (gnashing of teeth), poor oral hygiene, malocclusion, or a particularly large filling, then we warn you that the filling may wear out or chip more quickly.

In 80% of cases, an examination is sufficient, while in the remaining cases, where caries may be hiding under an old filling or deep in the interdental cavity, an X-ray is taken. X-rays older than 3 months are uninformative, as the fault may have progressed during this time. Professional oral hygiene is always recommended before a filling. Removing all plaque and tartar often reveals the true extent of the decay and prepares a clean work area, so that the gums that heal after professional oral hygiene do not bleed.

Fillings at the Vingis Clinic are distinguished by the dentist’s sincere desire to do the job to the best of his/her ability, as well as by the dentists’ extreme diligence and precision, using the latest acquired knowledge.

On average, a single tooth takes about 1 hour to be filled together with an examination, but in milder cases it can be done in 30 minutes. If the situation is very complicated, it can take up to 1.5 hours.

If anaesthesia has been administered, it is recommended to wait until the effects of the medication have worn off. Otherwise, you can eat immediately after the procedure.

The seals do not require special maintenance. The most important thing is to brush your filled teeth as well as your own. If the filling is in the aesthetic zone, we recommend that you refresh the glossy surface of the tooth by polishing it with a special polish during professional hygiene. Fillings accumulate more plaque than tooth enamel, which is why regular professional oral hygiene is so important.

The cost of a single tooth filling in the clinic depends on the complexity of the situation, the size of the filling, the preparatory procedures required and the amount of materials used (anaesthesia, isolation material, retraction sutures, X-rays, etc.). Precise sealing
prices HERE

Vingis Clinic offers consultations and treatment dentist Marija Jagminaitė-Čaplikienė (work experience since 2011), dentist Martynas Pempė (work experience since 2017), dentist Gabrielė Selenytė (work experience since 2021) and dentist Meilė Kalvaitytė (work experience since 2022). Doctors attend conferences and training courses at least four times a year, led by both Lithuanian and foreign lecturers.



    • Sealing of a permanent tooth (S) 60-70€
    • Sealing of a permanent tooth (M) 80-90€
    • Sealing of a permanent tooth (L) 100-120€
    • Anaesthesia/local anaesthesia 9-19€
    • Anatomical restoration of a worn tooth with a composite (filling) 79-99€
    • Tooth preparation, polishing 29€
    • Emergency dental / endodontic care 89€
    • Cleaning of old fillings and tooth revision 69€
    • Temporary seal 29-49€
    • Preparation of one root canal for filling (initial treatment) 49-89€
    • Preparation of one root canal for filling (retreatment) 59-99€
    • Single root canal filling 69-89€
    • Ultrasonic removal of denticles (pulp stones) 49-79€
    • Placement of calcium hydroxide paste in the root canal 29€
    • Removal of a fracture, foreign body, plaque from a root canal 39-59€
    • Root canal filling/perforation closure with MTA 49-69€
    • Restoration of the tooth cultus with a glass fibre pin/pins 99-149€
    • Disposable measures 15€
    • Microscope work up to 15 min. 15€
    • Microscope work up to 30 min. 30€