Fillings are used to treat a cavities. Typically when a cavity is found the procedure to repair the area consists of cleaning and removal of decay and then "filling" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?
Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam or composite resin fillings. How do you determine which filling is best for your child? The location and size of the decay will determine which filling you will receive. Dr. Wilson will help you make a decision based on your child's case.
Other Reasons to Have a Filling
Fillings are not limited to cavities. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Active children and teens may encounter a dental trauma where teeth are chipped, cracked or broken. Fillings can aid in the repair of such cases. If you are looking to improve your child's smile, stop by Great Outdoor Pediatric Dentistry to see what options our dentist may have for you. We are located in Dover.