Cavities in baby teeth affect children all the time. Dr. Dhillon often recommends composite fillings, also called white fillings, for a quick and easy solution.
We design strong pediatric fillings that are resistant to the daily pressures of chewing and biting. Our white fillings also blend naturally with your child’s real teeth.
When are Composite Fillings Necessary?
During your child’s pediatric exam, Dr. Dhillon will look for obvious signs of decay. He will use x-rays to detect caries that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Cavities in baby teeth are common because the enamel is thinner than the enamel on adult teeth. Cavities in baby teeth may occur due to sugar in the child’s diet, insufficient brushing and flossing, or genetics.
When the cavity is small, it can be corrected with a composite filling. More extensive decay should be treated with dental crowns or other restorations. A white filling can also repair chips and cracks.
Why Choose Composite Fillings to Treat Cavities in Baby Teeth?
There are two types of fillings that are most common when treating cavities in baby teeth. Amalgam fillings work in some cases, but they are silver and stand out from the rest of the smile. Composite fillings are also durable and far more aesthetic.
The advantages of white fillings include:
- Match the color and the physical appearance of our natural teeth most closely
- White fillings are preferred by most pediatric dentists
- Composite fillings can be used successfully on chewing surfaces like molars
- Can restore teeth that have been affected by decay or trauma
How are Composite Fillings Placed?
First and foremost, we will make your children feel comfortable in our kid-friendly office. We can use local anesthesia or nitrous oxide. Next, the tooth is etched and prepared for the white filling. Dr. Dhillon will place the composite filling and use a blue light to cure it. Finally, we will make any adjustments necessary to the white filling to ensure a comfortable bite and flawless aesthetic.
You can let your child know that cavities don’t have to be scary. We can help them right away with natural-looking composite fillings.
We hope to be your child’s favorite dentist! To schedule your appointment, contact us at Just for Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas today. Located in Centennial Hills, near Providence, NV.