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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.

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