Tooth Colored Filling
When Are Fillings Necessary?
During the dental exam, our pediatric dentist may identify cavities. The digital x-rays used in our office, along with a tooth by tooth exam with a dental explorer can help uncover areas of decay.
If your child experiences apprehension towards going to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be an option. The procedure will begin by making sure the tooth is completely numb, and then decay is removed. A special bonding solution is brushed on the clean, dry tooth, and then the composite material is permanently bonded to the tooth. The dentist will ensure the filling is made smooth. The best part is that your child’s new filling will blend in with the rest of their smile.
What causes tooth decay?
Your teeth are coated with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque (Pronounced PLACK). The bacteria converts the sugar you eat and drink into acids that attack the strong, outer layer of your teeth, called enamel.
Over time, this can weaken the enamel and causes cavities.
TIP for Parents
Having your child visit the dentist visit for regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay can save you money and reduce the need for further dental treatments.
Dr. Nestor D'Alessandria