Tooth-Colored Fillings – Willow Park, TX
Put a Stop to Cavities in Their Tracks!
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning! Fortunately, at Stroud Pediatric Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings to put a stop to cavities in their tracks without taking away from the appearance of your child’s smile. If your child requires a filling, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Dental fillings repair tooth structure that has been damaged by decay, helping to keep the tooth healthier in the long run. Tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin – a putty-like mixture that can be shaped to match the rest of the tooth’s structure. These fillings contain no metal at all, and they are shaded to match the natural tooth color, so no one will even be able to tell that your child had a filling in that tooth.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
Tooth-colored fillings can usually take place in a single appointment. First, your child’s dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to ensure that they remain perfectly comfortable throughout the procedure. Then, they will remove the decayed and damaged portions of the tooth and sanitize it.
Once the tooth is prepped, your child’s dentist will apply the color-matched composite resin to the tooth in layers until all of the lost enamel is restored. The composite resin will be hardened using an ultraviolet curing light (this should only take a few seconds). Lastly, the tooth is shaped and polished for a beautiful, natural-looking result.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Metal fillings are long-lasting and effective, but tooth-colored fillings provide some unique benefits. Here are some of the most prominent:
- Stabler Attachment
- Less Enamel Removal Required
- Ideal for Patients with Metal Sensitivities
- Less Tooth Sensitivity
- Does Not Expand or Contract When Hot/Cold