If tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to a cavity or other oral health problems. Usually, tooth decay will be detected during your child’s checkup. If you have noticed a cavity in one of your child’s teeth, or if they have mentioned some discomfort, call Desert Sun Pediatric Dentistry today at 480-275-5099 to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist, Dr. J. Cam West. We can help you decide if a tooth-colored filling in Mesa, Arizona, is right for your child.
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and to return your child’s smile to good health. At our office, we use tooth-colored or composite dental fillings, which are shaded to blend in with the surface of the tooth, making it virtually unnoticeable to other people. These fillings contain no metal, and are easier to place than other types.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our pediatric dentist will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, then clean it to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match the tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If one of your child’s teeth is decayed or damaged, a tooth-colored filling may be a great choice for restoring his or her oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule your child’s next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile!