A dental filling is a restoration used to repair your child’s minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your child’s tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity), or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and to return your child’s smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings in use today: amalgam (metal) fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling typically requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our pediatric dentists will first gently remove any decayed or damaged material from your child’s tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your child’s tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If one of your child’s teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring their oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your child’s next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile!