Even the most disciplined brushers sometimes get cavities and need a filling. A dental filling restores a tooth to its healthy state and proper chewing function. Our dentists at Dr. Kwon Pediatric Dentistry are ready to take action to prevent further damage.
We carefully consider a number of factors before prescribing the procedure, most importantly whether or not the tooth is decaying as well as any risk of infection. Your dentist will clean up the affected area, fill the cavity, and complete the filling. Our caring and experienced team is here to make the appointment stress-free for both parents and kids.
What is a Dental Filling Made Of?
Composite fillings are made to look just like your teeth! Composite fillings, or tooth-colored fillings, are a dental restoration made of a non-toxic material, primarily quartz, ceramic, or silica, and are now used more often than silver or gold fillings. Composite fillings offer durability for small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth, so they are a great choice for patients who would like their fillings to look more natural!
Ways To Prevent a Need for Dental Fillings
When it comes to preventing cavities, prevention starts with education! No one wants a dental filling, so check out these tips to decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases:
- Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste
- Floss daily
- Eat a balanced diet and limit snacking
- Drink plenty of water
- Schedule a dental visit every six months
With these few easy tips, you can be on your way to healthy smiles for life. Talk to your dentist at Dr. Kwon Pediatric Dentistry about preventing cavities at your next visit!
Why Your Child May Need Dental Fillings
As a parent, you may be wondering why baby teeth need to be filled if they’re just going to fall out. Pediatric dentists recommend you take care of baby teeth the same way you would take care of adult teeth – they’re just as important! A cavity, or tooth decay, is caused by specific germs and if the tooth decay goes untreated, it can cause problems for the incoming permanent teeth. Our dentists can help your child keep a happy, healthy smile.
Benefits of Getting Cavities Filled
Getting a cavity filled now can have lifelong benefits for your child’s smile! A dental filling can curb the spread of germs that cause tooth decay and ensure a healthy smile for your little one. If a cavity goes untreated, it can become a more serious problem that leads to your child needing a root canal or a dental crown. Keeping your child’s smile healthy now means they’ll have a confident, happy smile in the future!
Contact Dr. Kwon Pediatric Dentistry to Learn More About Dental Fillings!
If your child is in need of a dental filling, the dentists at any of our four northeast Atlanta locations are ready to serve your smiles. Call today to schedule an appointment and see how we make going to the dentist fun!