Here at A Childrens Dentist, we are proud to offer fillings to our patients.
Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. Teeth are usually filled with a material called composite resin, which is designed to look like your child’s natural teeth. Fillings can also be done with gold, porcelain, or silver amalgam.
Composite resin takes a little longer, though most people still prefer it for natural-looking teeth. It takes more than one layer, and a special light is used to harden the area around the filling.
Before your child gets a filling, your child will receive a local anesthetic to numb the gums around the tooth. We will then clean away the bad and decayed part of the tooth so the tooth is ready to be filled. Some dentists will apply glass ionomer to your child’s tooth to protect the tooth and nerve. Once the tooth is all filled in, we will smooth over the rough edges and polish it so it looks natural.
Depending on the damage, the amount of time to fill each tooth varies. The cost may also go up, the longer that it takes.
If you have any questions about fillings or think your child may need one, please contact us today at (702) 255-0133.