The pediatric dentists at the Global Dental Centre, Indore often recommend composite resin or tooth color fillings. These fillings are generally strong and resistant to the daily pressures that a tooth may be subjected to, making it an ideal material for this purpose.
When are fillings necessary?
During the dental exam, your child’s dentist may identify cavities. The digital x-rays used in our office, along with a tooth by tooth exam with a dental explorer can help uncover areas of decay. As long as the decay is not too large, in which case it would need a root canal, the tooth can be treated with a simple filling.
What are the different options for direct fillings?
For the most part, there are two types of direct dental fillings that are done in our pediatric dental clinics, whether it be in Geetabhawan-Indore, Navlakha Clinic in Indore or best dental clinic in Vijaynagar Indore .These are either composite (white fillings) or amalgam (silver fillings). While amalgam fillings are often stronger, composite fillings are more aesthetic.
Why choose tooth-colored fillings?
Composite, or tooth-colored fillings, match the color and physical appearance of our natural teeth closely and is preferred by most pediatric dentists for restorations made in aesthetic areas. They are also used successfully on molars or other chewing surfaces, as long as the fillings are relatively small. For larger fillings or those that go in between the teeth (interproximal decay), silver fillings may be recommended. However, for the most part, both types are filling material, be it composite or amalgam can be used to restore teeth that have been affected by decay.
How are white fillings placed inside teeth?
Before placing any filling, children are made to feel comfortable in the dental setting. Sometimes this is achieved by using techniques in pediatric oral sedation or nitrous oxide. The tooth affected is made numb using local anesthesia, and the decay is removed. The preparation in the tooth is then exposed to acid etch and a resin bonding material before the composite is placed onto the tooth. Once the filling is in place, a blue light is placed on the filling, making it hard. Finally, adjustments are made so that the child is comfortable biting.
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