Tooth-colored fillings are typically used as a remedy for tooth decay. Some children are prone to cavities, which can lead to toothaches and other dental problems. Dr. Fon can protect your child’s comfort and health by using a BPA-free tooth-colored filling to restore the affected area and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Tooth-colored crowns are used to cover up the visible portion of a tooth that is weak or damaged due to decay, disease, or physical trauma. Crowns will strengthen the tooth and give it an appealing look. Dental crowns are frequently used to cover discoloration, breakage, large fillings, and poorly shaped teeth
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.
Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case.