Dental fillings in Rancho Cucamonga, CA get kids’ smiles back on track
Statistically, most kids will have at least one cavity in a baby tooth. Early tooth decay can impact the development of secondary teeth. That makes fillings vital to a program of dental health for kids. At Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, you get dental treatment options for repair of cavities so your child can have a confident smile again.
Composite resin fillings
White cavity filling material has become a popular choice, for good reasons:
- Composite fillings blend unnoticeably with natural tooth color, maintaining your child’s bright smile
- Treatment is conservative – it can preserve more tooth structure
- Composite also serves as a chipped tooth filling solution
- Composite fillings are durable
A white filling is preferable for a front tooth restoration, or for an older child who is more appearance conscious. However, amalgam is still suitable for a child’s cavity filling, particularly in molars subjected to a great deal of bite force.
This silver-colored material is pressed into the prepared tooth, rather than bonded. Amalgam fillings are very strong and expected to be longer lasting with less temperature sensitivity. Sometimes they are preferred if they are to be placed in an area where moisture control is a concern. The durability and placement of silver fillings is not affected if they get wet while placing them whereas white fillings won’t stick onto the tooth if the tooth gets wet with spit while attempting to bond to the tooth.
Helping kids in Rancho Cucamonga, CA avoid dental fillings
At Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry, once a patient’s existing tooth decay is addressed, typically there is not a lot of need for further restorative treatment. We partner with parents and work directly with kids to map out home care and nutritional guidance that reduces risk of future cavities. We also offer preventative solutions such as fluoride treatment and dental sealants.
Silver diamine fluoride is an exciting advance in the fight against cavities. This liquid is painlessly applied to keep a very small cavity from growing, or to avoid spread of decay to other teeth.
Are you in Fontana, Ontario, or Montclair? Has it been a while since your child has been to the dentist? Please call Sweet Tooth Children’s Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA at 909-675-0550. You will get compassionate care to keep your child healthy.