A dental filling is a common type of dental restoration that we may recommend to restore your child’s oral health. Fillings are typically used to repair a tooth that is damaged by tooth decay (cavities) or other minor damage, such as fracturing. The type of dental fillings we use at ABC Dentistry RMR are usually composite fillings. Composite fillings, which are also called tooth-colored or white fillings, are made of a material called composite resin. Our talented pediatric dentist can match the shade of the composite resin to your child’s original tooth color for a natural-looking restoration. Amalgam fillings will be used only if requested. These fillings are made of a mixture of metals and are silver in color. Both composite and amalgam fillings are safe and effective when used to repair damaged or decayed teeth, but more health conscious families may prefer composite fillings. Dr. Rhonda Kavee will help you determine whether an amalgam or composite filling will better fit your child’s personal dental needs and preferences. Amalgam fillings are sometimes recommended for primary teeth (baby teeth) that will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. Composite fillings may be suggested for permanent teeth or for teeth in the front of your child’s smile to maintain a natural aesthetic. Placing a dental filling in New York, New York usually requires just one comfortable visit at our pediatric dental office. Dr. Rhonda Kavee will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with the chosen filling material. After carefully shaping the filling to fit your child’s tooth, the filling is hardened to restore the health and function of your child’s smile. We welcome you to call or visit our pediatric dental office today to learn more about dental fillings and how we can improve your child’s oral health.
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