The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings 

The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings

Gone are the days when having a cavity repaired meant flashing a silver smile. Cuddle Kids Dental Care is pleased to offer tooth-colored fillings to restore healthy teeth with seamless results. Our dedicated pediatric dentist and team will ensure your child has the best possible experience. 

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? 

Tooth-colored fillings are restorations made of a composite resin material that can be closely matched to your child’s tooth enamel. They provide an aesthetic alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings, delivering beautifully natural results. 

In the early versions, tooth-colored fillings were used primarily to treat small to mid-sized cavities in the front teeth. The composite resin material has come a long way, with today’s white restorations suitable for repairing even the molars exposed to considerable chewing pressure. 

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings offer many benefits for our young patients, including the following: 

  • They are natural-looking: Composite fillings look like natural tooth enamel, so they will not interfere with the appearance of your child’s smile. 
  • They preserve tooth structure: Tooth-colored fillings require the removal of much less healthy structure than traditional metal fillings, providing a conservative cavity repair solution. 
  • They bond to the teeth: The composite resin material bonds to your child’s tooth structure, fortifying the affected tooth and lowering the risk of new decay under the filling. 
  • They are metal-free: Tooth-colored fillings do not contain metal, so they do not contract and expand with temperature changes like silver fillings, lowering the risk of damage to the tooth structure. 
  • They are mercury-free: Even though the American Dental Association (ADA) considers traditional amalgam fillings safe, many parents are more comfortable with our mercury-free tooth-colored alternatives. 

What Is the Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure?

Our experienced dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic for your child’s comfort. We are also happy to offer sedation dentistry options, if needed, to help your child relax during treatment. 

When your child is ready, we will remove the decayed or damaged tooth structure and clean and disinfect the area. Next, we will place the composite resin material and shape it to resemble your child’s natural teeth. A curing light will harden the filling and help it bond to the tooth structure. The restored tooth will look and function like any of your child’s remaining teeth!

Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me in Fort Worth, TX

If your child has a cavity, our team at Cuddle Kids Dental Care is here to help. We may recommend a tooth-colored filling to restore your child’s healthy, seamless smile. Our dedicated pediatric dentists and team are committed to ensuring our young patients enjoy a stellar dental experience.

Looking for cutting-edge, gentle dental care? Call us at (682) 285-1010 or request an appointment online today. We look forward to hearing from you!