Children's Complete Checkup
Does My Child Have A Cavity?
If your child is experiencing toothaches, jaw pain, or tooth sensitivity, a cavity may be present. At Sweetpea Smiles, we can diagnose cavities during an oral exam or by using our advanced digital imaging. Cavities are common in the pits and grooves of the teeth, or areas that are more difficult for your child to clean. Rest assured that a dental filling can effectively repair a decayed or damaged tooth before the overall health of the tooth is compromised. It is a simple and quick procedure that can be performed without discomfort to your child. In addition, our dental team offers sedation dentistry to help your child fully relax while getting a dental filling.
Natural And Tooth-colored Fillings
At Sweetpea Smiles, we never overlook your cosmetic concerns for your child. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, we are pleased to offer composite, tooth-colored fillings to repair their smile. Tooth-colored fillings are a welcome alternative to traditional silver fillings that are quite noticeable and contain mercury. With composite resin material, your child’s dental filling will naturally blend with their teeth to provide a mercury-free and highly durable solution in cavity repair.
What Are The Benefits Of Tooth-colored Fillings?
Composite resin is a silicon dioxide-filled plastic mixture, which has the ability to replicate the natural teeth in color and texture. This material is gently placed in layers on the tooth before it is hardened with a special curing light. After customizing the filling to match the shape and form of the tooth, our dentist will polish it to prevent staining and early wear. For added protection or the protection of adjacent teeth, we may also recommend one or more dental sealants.
Are Tooth-colored Fillings Safe?
Yes, tooth-colored fillings are safe for children age 6 and up. The composite resin is FDA-approved and is widely used across the globe. It contains no metal and won’t stain or discolor your child’s teeth, helping to keep their smile bright for years to come.
At Sweetpea Smiles, we work hard to help children avoid cavities. However, if tooth decay occurs, you can trust us to provide a dental filling option that parents feel good about. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings from Sugar Land’s most loved pediatric dentist, contact Sweetpea Smiles today.