Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids
in San Antonio, TX
Tooth-colored dental fillings are often preferred by both dentists and patients alike due to their natural-looking appearance. If your child has noticed any tooth pain, sensitivity, or changes in tooth color, that can be an indication that there is decay present, and we recommend scheduling a visit with our team as soon as you can. Contact our office today!Contact Us
Are dental fillings painful?
At Brooks Pediatric Dentistry, we always want our patient’s experiences to be as comfortable and painless as possible. Before any decay is removed, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your child’s teeth and gums. Then, a small drill is used to carefully remove the decayed portion of the tooth. The filling material is then shade-matched to blend in with the tooth, and it is molded and shaped to fit in perfectly. Any necessary modifications will be made, and the filling will be hardened with a curing light to help it last for many years.
What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored dental fillings offer many great benefits to patients who choose to utilize them, including:
- Custom Shades—The precise shade of the filling is designed to blend in flawlessly.
- Long-Lasting— Tooth-colored fillings can often last an average of 10-15 years.
- Preserve Tooth Structure—Less of the healthy tooth has to be removed.
- Safer for Teeth—Our fillings are mercury-free, unlike amalgam (silver) fillings.
- Strengthen Teeth—Composite dental fillings strengthen and support the natural tooth.
Can cavities heal on their own?
Once a tooth has been affected by tooth decay, it cannot be reversed. Instead, the decay must be removed in a timely manner to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the tooth or the surrounding teeth. Letting a cavity go untreated for too long can also result in a tooth infection, which would require a root canal and a dental crown placement instead of a simple dental filling. Whether you believe your child may have a cavity or you know they need a filling, our team at Brooks Pediatric Dentistry would be happy to assess their smile and provide prompt and effective treatment.Contact Us