Dental fillings are a common restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your child’s tooth has been affected by tooth decay (for example, if their tooth has a cavity), or if their tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. A dental filling is used to restore a tooth to its original structure and function and to return a child’s smile to good health.
The procedure for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your child’s tooth, and then clean the tooth in preparation to hold the dental filling. The doctor then fills the tooth with the filling material and shapes it to match the tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling material is hardened for a lasting restoration.
We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your next appointment with our dental team. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile!