When we do not brush or floss our teeth often enough, or if we eat too many sugary foods, bacteria can make a home on our teeth and eat away the protective outer layer. When this happens, we can get a cavity. At Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry, we treat minor cavities and other tooth damage with a dental filling. This treatment is one of the most common restorations that Dr. Shannon De Vera performs, and it can bring back a tooth’s original health and shape. If you would like to know more about our dental fillings in Humble, Texas, call us today at 713-697-6453. We are always happy to help!
A dental filling is most often used to fix teeth that have small amounts of damage or decay, such as a cavity. Dental fillings can also be used to fix teeth that have small chips or fractures. Each dental filling is used to restore a tooth’s health, as well as its original shape. There are two main types of dental fillings that our pediatric dentist may use: silver and tooth-colored fillings.
No matter their age, patients can receive a dental filling in one quick visit to our practice. First, our pediatric dentist will numb the area and remove the decay or damaged areas from the tooth. Next, we will clean the tooth and fill the tooth with the filling material. Because the filling material is soft, our pediatric dentist can mold it to fit the shape of your tooth. Finally, we will harden the filling with a special light, turning the filling into a durable, long-lasting restoration.
Dental fillings are a great choice for both children and teenagers who have experienced tooth damage. We encourage you to call or visit us today to learn more! We look forward to helping your family keep beautiful, healthy smiles!