Serving Flower Mound, TX, and Surrounding Areas
Did you know that about 33 percent of children ages 2-5 have had a cavity? Even though baby teeth are only around for a few short years, it's important to keep them healthy. Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound is pleased to offer tooth-colored fillings to repair cavities with seamless results. Our amalgam-free office uses the latest technology and techniques to provide our young patients with exceptional, comfortable care.
What Is the Importance of Maintaining Healthy Baby Teeth?
Healthy baby teeth are critical to your child’s future oral health. Those tiny pearly whites hold space for the adult teeth that are yet to erupt and guide them to come in the proper alignment when it’s time. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, the neighboring teeth may move toward the space. That can block the adult teeth from coming in the way they should and cause crooked permanent teeth and crowding. These problems usually need correction later on using braces.
Healthy baby teeth will help your child speak clearly and eat all the nutritious foods needed for proper growth. Healthy, beautiful smiles give children the confidence they need to have positive interactions with their peers.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that's similar to the feel and color of your little one's natural teeth. Once in place, the filling material bonds to the tooth structure, making it hard for bacteria to reenter and cause new decay.
In the past, composite fillings were only suitable for treating cavities in the front teeth. The material continues to be reinvented and improved upon, with today’s tooth-colored fillings suitable for treating any tooth, even the molars.
What Is the Tooth Filling Procedure?
Before treatment, we will spend some time explaining the procedure in kid-friendly terms and show your little one the dental tools we will be using. Once your child is comfortable, we will numb the area, remove all the tooth decay, and carefully clean and prime the space.
The next step is placing the composite resin filling and using a curing light, known by our young patients as a "magic wand," to harden the filling and help it bond to the tooth structure. We'll make any adjustments needed for a perfect fit, then shape and polish the filling, leaving your child's smile as good as new.
Healthy Habits for Long-Term Healthy Smiles
After getting a tooth-colored filling, it's important to maintain regular brushing and flossing to prevent new decay and keep your child's restorations in tip-top shape. It's also essential to visit Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound for your child's routine dental exams and cleanings. Together, we'll lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me in Flower Mound, TX
If you're looking for a pediatric dentistry practice offering gentle, kid-friendly care, we invite you to visit Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound. Dr. Harman and his team will do everything they can to ensure your child is comfortable and happy while receiving the best possible care.
To learn more about restoring your child's healthy seamless smile with a tooth-colored filling, we invite you to call our office at 469-240-5128 or fill out our online form to request an appointment today. We look forward to caring for your child's smile!
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