Pediatric Dental Filling
Patching up damaged areas
When cavities or decay do occur, fillings are used to repair the area. To treat a cavity, a dentist will remove the decayed portion of a tooth and fill the area with a filling.
Your child may be nervous to go to the dentists for dental procedures like a dental filling. Tooth fillings for children are common and the best way to lessen your children’s anxiety is to creative a positive attitude about going to the dentist to get a filling. When your child’s dentist lets you know they’ve found a cavity, don’t worry. Remain calm and positive about the cavity, and your children will too!
We recommend explaining to your child that there is an area on their tooth that needs a little extra care, but it will be an easy procedure. Then contact our office to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Types of fillings
Tooth-colored (composite) or silver-colored (amalgam) fillings will be placed, depending on each unique situation. Resin-based composite restorations were introduced in dentistry about 50 years ago. Amalgam material has been around for 150 years and, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is still most widely used around the world today.
Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or broken teeth. You may contact our office or speak with the dentist at your child’s next appointment to learn more about fillings.
About Associated Pediatric Dentistry
You need a pediatric dentist that puts your child’s best interests first. Associated Pediatric Dentistry (APD) is a dental practice specializing in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients. We love kids, and we’re dedicated to delivering an excellent dental experience for your child.
Serving the Metro East since 1979, APD has three convenient locations in Belleville, Glen Carbon, and O’Fallon. We specialize in delivering the highest quality dental care to children in a fun and safe environment!
Our mission is to provide the highest quality specialized pediatric dental care to children in Southern Illinois. We create a fun and safe environment where all children can have their dental needs met. Our vision is to serve communities in the Metro East for generations, helping children create healthy dental habits that will last a lifetime.
We have been in practice for over 40 years and we are determined to continue to help children of all abilities maintain healthy oral habits for years to come.