Most children will have at least one tooth that will need a dental filling during their formative years. Children’s teeth are prone to decay, and their oral hygiene habits are not always perfect, leading to cavities. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville, we do our best to help our young patients prevent and avoid tooth decay with our preventive dental care options, but we also know some tooth damage is to be expected. We offer white dental fillings to restore teeth with cavities or other damage, protecting the function and appearance of your child’s smile.
Natural and Tooth-Colored Fillings
Silver fillings made from amalgam were once standard, especially for primary or baby teeth. That is no longer the case with the advanced options in natural and tooth-colored fillings. Composite dental resin is now the preferred option for filling cavities or repairing damaged teeth in children, whether or not the tooth is a primary, permanent, front or back tooth.
Composite resin has several advantages for dental fillings. The most noticeable is the color. Composite resin can be color-matched to your child’s tooth, keeping your child’s smile white. Even back molars can be seen when your child laughs, and white fillings hide dental repairs. Not only are composite resin dental fillings more aesthetically-pleasing, but they are durable and quick to use. The soft resin is used to fill cavities or cracks, then cured with a special light in just a few minutes. Once the filling surface is polished, it can be hard to detect the repair.
If your child needs a dental filling to repair a tooth, come see our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We offer natural and tooth-colored fillings to fix damaged or decayed teeth while protecting your child’s beautiful white smile. Call our friendly staff to schedule your appointment.