Dental fillings are commonplace in the oral health care field, however recent innovations have allowed for safer and more effective procedures that last. Golnick Pediatric Dentistry focuses on the safety of your children when it comes to their health. Continue reading to learn the difference between metal and tooth-colored fillings and see which is best for your child’s smile.
We are always teaching our children to be confident and appreciate themselves, so why should it be any different with their smiles? Tooth-colored fillings allow for more ‘invisible’ looking restorations that don’t interfere with the natural appearance of a tooth.
In preparation for a dental filling, your dentist will provide a local anesthetic to avoid any possible discomfort or pain during the procedure. They will remove all signs of decay with the help of a dental drill. Composite resin fillings allow our team to remove significantly less of the tooth’s enamel compared to metal fillings. After filling the tooth with the composite resin, the dentist will cure the area in order to harden the material. The end result will be a natural-looking smile that will last for years to come.
What if your child already has metal fillings? Can they be replaced? Our dental team is eager to help work one-on-one with your family to give your child the best possible care. Many individuals look to replace their metal fillings for several reasons including a fracture in the filling, accumulation of bacteria, the age of the filling, or simply for appearance purposes.
Contact our office to figure out which option is ultimately best for your child’s health and specific situation. Call us today to set up their next dental exam and cleaning!