Tooth-Colored Fillings

Queen Creek, Arizona

Did you know that tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease? You may remember those old school photos with kids flashing silver smiles. While effective, silver amalgam fillings often stole the spotlight from bright, radiant smiles. At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings made to match your child's natural teeth, delivering seamless smiles!

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings offer an aesthetic alternative to silver fillings for repairing cavities in a tooth's chewing surfaces or in between teeth. They are made of a composite resin material that closely resembles the color and shade of your child's natural tooth enamel. Aside from treating cavities, composite dental fillings can repair chipped or worn teeth or other minor tooth damage.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored composite fillings offer numerous benefits, including the following:

  • They perfectly match the color of existing teeth, making them practically invisible when your child smiles.
  • They require less tooth structure removal than amalgam fillings, making them a more conservative tooth restoration solution.
  • They are metal and mercury-free, making them a safe choice for children with metal allergies or sensitivities.
  • They don't expand and contract like metal fillings, which helps prevent damage or fracture to the tooth structure.
  • The composite resin filling material bonds to the natural tooth structure, strengthening it and effectively sealing out harmful oral bacteria.

What Is the Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure?

The tooth-colored filling process is quick and straightforward. Before treatment, we will administer a local anesthetic and laughing gas to ensure your child is comfortable and relaxed during treatment.

Once your child is ready, we will carefully remove the decayed tooth structure and disinfect the area. Next, we will place the tooth-colored filling material in the prepared tooth and harden it with a special curing light. Your little one's tooth will look and function like a natural, healthy tooth!

Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles

The best way to care for your child's smile is to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Encourage your little one to brush and floss regularly and limit surgery foods and drinks to lower the risk of new decay. Avoid hard foods that can damage your little one's new dental fillings.

One of the most important things you can do for your child's smile is to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings. Our pediatric dentist and kid-friendly team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry will monitor your child's oral health and restorations to ensure they stay in tip-top shape.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

If you suspect your child has a cavity, our team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. We may recommend a tooth-colored filling to restore your little one's healthy smile. Our pediatric dentist and team never spare any effort to ensure your child is happy and comfortable while receiving the best possible care.

We invite you to call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule your child’s appointment or schedule one online today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.

Schedule Your Child's Appointment Today!

Ready to get your child's smile on track? Our fun, high-tech, and adventure-filled dental office offers the highest standards of dental care for infants all the way to adolescence. Schedule your child's appointment to get started today!