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 return your child’s smile to good health. Our pediatric dentist and team use only composite resin, or tooth-colored, filling material to ensure that your child’s final result blends in with their teeth and produces a natural-looking final result for their smile.
The process for placing a filling typically requires a comfortable visit to our office. For a filling appointment, our pediatric dentist will first make the area numb, then have a rubber dam placed to isolate the teeth for treatment. Treatment begins by gently removing any decayed or damaged material from your child’s tooth. Once the decay has been removed, then final preparation of the tooth is made for properly holding the filling. 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!