Your child brushes twice a day, but still needs a filling. It happens. Even the most disciplined brushers sometimes need a filling to restore a tooth’s health and proper chewing function.
When you come in for your visit, your child’s dentist will carefully consider a number of factors when deciding on whether or not your child needs a filling. The most important factor is whether or not the tooth is decaying. Our expert dentist will determine the level of decay, and then begin preparing your child’s tooth for the procedure. Your child’s health, safety and happiness are all a part of the process!
Dental fillings, or composite fillings, are a method of dental restoration that is primarily made of quartz, ceramic or silica. These non-toxic substances used for fillings are often referred to as “tooth-colored fillings.” Composite fillings are durable and resistant to fractures in small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from chewing. Composites can be used on either the front or back teeth and are a good choice for patients who prefer natural-looking fillings.
Getting a cavity filled now can have lifelong benefits for your child’s smile! A dental filling can curb the spread of germs that cause tooth decay and ensure a healthy smile for your little one. If a cavity goes untreated, it can become a more serious problem that leads to your child needing a root canal or a dental crown. Creating a healthy smile now means a confident, happy smile in the future!