When the time comes to build a better smile for your child, look no further than tooth restorations. Tooth restorations are highly effective smile makeovers designed to enhance your child’s smile in numerous ways. However, if dental erosion is present, a tooth restoration in the form of a dental filling will be required to not only treat any damaged teeth but fill them in and protect them from future decay.
In order to minimize the risk of dental erosion, it is important to always inspect your child’s teeth and the size of their cavities. Cavities arise when a hole in your tooth enamel forms. In order to successfully treat cavities, the decaying tooth materials have to be removed and the cavity must be filled in. Dental fillings, especially composite dental fillings, are highly effective tooth restorations that can restore your child’s oral health and fill in all cavities that may be present.
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored composites, are designed to blend in seamlessly with your child’s smile. Whereas dental amalgams often leave a metallic shine, composite fillings will match the color of your child’s teeth. Ideally, composite dental fillings will last between 7 to 10 years before they may need to be repaired or replaced.
Tooth-colored composites are extremely effective for even small and microscopic cavities. In addition, they are better sealants of the margins and will not leak as amalgams can. Furthermore, unlike dental amalgams, composite fillings are mercury-free.
Seeking a better smile and better oral health without composite dental fillings is a difficult task to comprehend with individuals who seek true oral health superstardom. For more information on composite dental fillings or to schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Trent Pryor and our team at our pediatric office in St. George, Utah, please contact St. George Kids Dental at 435-673-3490. We look forward to assessing your oral health care and providing any treatments necessary to enhance your smile!