Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids – Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX
Flawlessly Repair Your Child’s Smile
Even with regular six-months checkups and cleanings with Dr. Peramala, your son or daughter can still develop cavities. In the old days, cavity repair involved placing a piece of metal directly into your child’s tooth, noticeably marring their smile and broadcasting the fact that they once had tooth decay in that spot. Luckily, that’s not the case anymore. At Hampton Dental, we use metal-free tooth-colored fillings to flawlessly repair your child’s smile. To learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can benefit your little one’s oral health, give us a call today!
Why Choose Hampton Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids?
- Blend Right into Their Smile
- Prevent Future Tooth Decay
- Dentist with Special Pediatric Training
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a putty-like material called composite resin. This substance can be color-matched to blend in with your child’s existing enamel so that no one ever has to know they had a cavity! In addition, this substance forms a direct bond with the tooth, creating a powerful seal that will drastically reduce the likelihood of bacteria entering the area and causing decay in the future.
How Does the Procedure Work?
First things first, Dr. Peramala and the rest of our team will ensure your son or daughter is comfortable in the dental chair before going through with the procedure. We’ll numb up their mouth with local anesthetic so they shouldn’t experience any discomfort during their treatment. Then, we select the ideal shade of composite resin to apply to your child’s tooth. After removing the decay and lightly etching the affected tooth, we apply the resin in layers until the cavity is completely filled. Once this step is done, we make sure the filling fits within your child’s bite, polish the tooth, and send them on their way with their new and improved smile!
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids
There are several reasons why we recommend tooth-colored fillings for kids instead of metal ones. For one, composite fillings cause less damage to your child’s smile over time. Metal fillings expand and contract when exposed to hot and cold temperatures, which can eventually lead to cracked or otherwise broken teeth as well as dental sensitivity. Some metal fillings also contain trace amounts of mercury, which is an incredibly toxic substance. Although the American Dental Association believes that the amount of mercury in these fillings is safe, many parents understandable don’t want to take the risk of placing any amount of mercury in their child’s mouth. Lastly, composite resin fillings are customized to match the shade of your child’s surrounding teeth. Not only are metal fillings highly noticeable, but they can seep into the enamel, causing dark gray discoloration. Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, create a cosmetically pleasing appearance in your child’s smile.