A pediatric dental filling is a dental restoration procedure that aims to treat cavities or other damage to a child's teeth. Fillings are made from various materials, including gold, silver, composite resins, and porcelain.
Pediatric dental fillings are an important part of maintaining good oral health for children. Fillings can help prevent further damage to the teeth and restore the teeth' function and appearance.
At Pediatric of Horizon West, we understand that having a parent or guardian present during a filling procedure can provide comfort and support for your child. Therefore we encourage you to accompany your child to the dental office. Pediatric dentists use special techniques and equipment to ensure your child is comfortable and their teeth are properly taken care of.
Dental fillings are among the oldest dental procedures.
First, Dr. Azer will perform a comprehensive oral exam on your child. He will use X-rays to evaluate your child's overall oral health and the severity of the issue.
Next, we will numb the area around your child's tooth so they won't feel any pain during the filling process. Once the numbing gel has taken effect, we'll begin drilling out the decayed or damaged tooth material.
After we've removed all of the decay, we'll start adding the filling material to your tooth. We will then shape it to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth structure.
Once we are happy with the results, we will harden the material using UV light. Finally, we will polish your tooth to ensure it looks as good as new!
Composite is a biocompatible dental filling material that hardens after exposure to Ultraviolet light. The benefit of our composite fillings is that they are more appealing than standard silver fillings.
Our composite fillings are free of metal and mercury, making them suitable for young children, particularly those with metal allergies. Our team can preserve more of your child's tooth thanks to the straightforward preparation technique of composite filling.
Pediatric dental fillings can prevent the need for a more invasive form of treatment.
Our pediatric dental fillings are designed with state-of-the-art technology that guarantees a smooth and natural look. We make sure to use materials that will blend naturally with your child's existing teeth so that they won't have any discoloration after the filling is complete.
Yes! Baby teeth play an essential role in the development of permanent teeth, and a dental filling can help ensure that your child's baby teeth remain healthy. If a cavity is not treated early, it can lead to more significant problems like pain or infection.
You should wait until the anesthesia wears off before your child can eat or consume hot drinks.