A dental filling is a restoration used to repair your child’s minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your child’s tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or if a tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and return your child’s smile to good health. There are two main types of dental fillings in use today: amalgam (metal) fillings and composite fillings.
The process for placing a filling typically requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Our dentist will gently remove any decayed or damaged material from your child’s tooth. We then fill the area with the filling material and shape it to match your child’s tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.