High-Quality Dental Fillings at Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry & Braces

Dental Fillings

At Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry & Braces, we specialize in providing durable and aesthetically pleasing dental fillings for children, ensuring their smiles remain bright and healthy. Dental fillings are a fundamental aspect of pediatric dental care, crucial for treating cavities and preventing further decay.

Understanding Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and shape. When your child has a cavity, our dentist will remove the decayed material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cavity with a filling material. This process not only restores the tooth but also prevents further decay by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter.

Tooth-Colored Fillings: A Preferred Choice for Children

Among the various filling materials available, tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular choice for their natural appearance and durability.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Composite fillings blend seamlessly with the natural color of your child's teeth, maintaining the beauty of their smile.
  • Less Invasive: Often, less tooth structure needs to be removed compared with traditional fillings, preserving more of your child's natural tooth.
  • Durability: Modern composite materials are highly durable and can withstand the chewing forces of the back teeth, making them suitable for restoring both front and back teeth.
  • Safety: Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that is free from metals and mercury, making them a safe option for children.

The Process of Getting a Dental Filling

  1. Examination: Our dentist will first examine your child's teeth, utilizing X-rays if necessary, to determine the extent of the decay.
  2. Decay Removal: The decayed tooth material is carefully removed, and the area is cleaned.
  3. Filling Application: The tooth-colored composite material is then applied in layers and hardened with a special light.
  4. Shaping and Polishing: Finally, the filling is shaped to match the tooth's natural contours and polished to a smooth finish.

Ensuring Comfort with Sedation Dentistry

Understanding that some children may feel anxious about receiving dental fillings, we offer sedation dentistry options to ensure their comfort during the procedure. Our goal is to make the experience as stress-free and painless as possible.

Your Partner in Oral Health

At Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry & Braces, we are committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a warm, welcoming environment. Our team is here to address any questions you have about dental fillings or any other aspect of your child’s oral health.

To learn more about our dental filling options or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. Let us help your child maintain a healthy, happy smile with our comprehensive dental services.