A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your child's tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if their 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 available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our pediatric dentists will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match the shape of the natural tooth. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your child's tooth 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 to schedule your child's next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your family's smiles!