A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a 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. We have chosen to use tooth-colored filling materials to ensure that the final result looks like your natural tooth and will last for many years to come.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match the original shape of the tooth. 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 your 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 child’s smile!