Dental Care for kids has seen a lot of advancements with filling materials. Gone are the days when silver amalgams were your only choice.
Tooth Colored Fillings for Kids
Composite fillings match the color and physical appearance of natural teeth closely. It is a preferred option for most dentists when restoring teeth in an aesthetic area. Although they can be used on molars or other chewing surfaces, silver fillings are recommended if larger areas need filling, or those between the teeth (interproximal decay). However, while both composite and amalgam fillings have their uses-to restore decayed teeth-, neither one should be exclusively used.
The child is first made numb before the filling process begins-and with that, they no longer feel pain. Nevertheless, during preparation for a fill, the child may experience cold water spraying their mouth and pressure. The procedure doesn’t take very long and it’s mostly painless too! Afterward some children will experience sensitivity to their tooth which could last up to two weeks but eventually subsides over time.
Are Tooth Colored Fillings Right for My Child?
One way to decide whether tooth-colored fillings are the right choice for you is to consult with our pediatric dentist. Undergoing a consultation will help determine which type of treatment is best given your current condition, location of teeth involved and size of area that needs restoring and biting force placed on teeth. This ensures you can achieve a healthy looking smile!
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