Tooth-Colored Fillings in Tyler, TX
Harmful bacteria on your child’s teeth can lead to decay. Untreated decay may cause further complications, such as pain or infection. Composite fillings are a safe, effective solution to help preserve your child’s teeth.
Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored, composite resin. This resin is strong, durable, and aesthetic. We gently remove decayed tissue and place your child’s filling to help prevent further damage.
What are The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings have many benefits for patients, such as:
- They offer a natural tooth-colored appearance
- They are durable
- They resist fractures
- They can be applied in one dental visit
- They can be used to fix both minor and large teeth damage
- There is only a short amount of time that patients experience sensitivity after the procedure
How Long Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Last?
Tooth-colored fillings while durable, tend to have a life span of about 7 years. Depending on your child’s unique situation, you might be able to get 10 years out of tooth-colored fillings if your child cares for them properly.
Those at higher risk of developing cavities may have a reduced life span for their fillings.
Your pediatric dentist, Dr. Ritchie, will be able to advise you more on tooth-colored fillings and if they are right for your child.
How Safe are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Composite resin is not mercury-based like amalgam. It can be used to restore teeth without any risk.
If you have any concerns, Dr. Ritchie can go over all the details of the materials available for your child’s dental procedure.
We can help you decide whether composite resin fillings are right for your child. To request an appointment, contact Tyler Pediatric Dentistry.