Tooth-Colored Fillings Seamlessly Correct Decay
Many parents are surely familiar with the traditional materials used for treating cavities and restoring damaged teeth, such as silver and metal amalgam. While these options can still provide needed support and durability for back teeth that need to be able to withstand strong chewing/biting forces, our doctors at Growing Smiles understand very well that you want your child’s growing smile to remain natural-looking and confident over the years. That’s why Dr. Kristin, Dr. Reena, Dr. Ashlee, and Dr. Michael all use high-quality, tooth-colored materials to treat teeth in need. Contact our office today to schedule a first appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns our team can help you with.
Are tooth-colored fillings right for my child?
There are several factors that will influence the success of dental restorations like tooth-colored fillings, and our doctors will be sure to review them with you before making a recommendation for treatment. They include:
- The amount of natural, healthy tooth structure that’s remaining.
- The location of the placed filling.
- The amount of chewing pressure that the tooth will have to endure.
- The level of time commitment available for preparing, adjusting, and treating your child’s tooth.
The Filling Process
Our direct fillings are crafted from composite resin, which is shaded to seamlessly match natural tooth enamel and then sculpted to look like the original tooth over a single appointment. In addition to its beautiful appearance, composite resin is also more conservative than traditional amalgam fillings (which means we can preserve more of your child’s remaining healthy dental structure) and less sensitive to changes in temperature (which means more overall comfort for your little one). Nitrous Oxide can be provided during the service to ensure your child’s comfort and relaxation.