What are dental fillings?

At the dental office of Dr. Brumbaugh & Dr. Shaw, we are proud to offer dental fillings for cavities, one of the most common conditions that affect children’s teeth. Dental fillings are designed to restore the structural integrity of the tooth after all decay and damage has been removed. While there are many types of dental fillings available, we generally suggest white fillings made out of composite resin, a durable type of plastic. Also known as composite or tooth-colored fillings, white fillings provide extra strength and durability while being matched exactly to your child’s natural tooth color. White fillings are ideal for long-lasting health and helping your child feel more confident in their smile.

How are dental fillings done?

It generally only takes one visit to our office to place a dental filling. If necessary, anesthesia is used to numb the tooth and all decay is then removed. The surface of the tooth is cleaned and the filling material is applied directly to the tooth’s surface in layers. Our pediatric dentist is able to sculpt the filling until it fits perfectly with the bite and shape of your child’s smile. We generally suggest dental fillings to protect a primary tooth until the permanent tooth grows in or to ensure your child’s permanent teeth will last for years to come. For more information on white dental fillings, we welcome you to contact our dental office and schedule an appointment today.