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Sealants, Bonding, and Composite Fillings

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White fillings allow your pediatric dentist to restore your child’s teeth. As a parent, you know how challenging it is to keep your child on a consistent schedule for oral care. They may sneak a little toothpaste into their mouth and call it a job well done. Because of this, childhood decay is prevalent and requires careful dentistry for restoration.

About Sealants

Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and can prevent cavities. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces of teeth with a protective shield that can prevent 80% of cavities for two years. They even continue working to help prevent 50% of cavities for up to a total of four years.

About Bonding

Bonding may be necessary when damage occurs, like a chipped tooth, because the tooth is unable to restore itself. It would be wonderful if teeth could naturally regenerate; however, since that’s not the case,  bonding offer a solution for restoring teeth. Tooth decay leads to cavities and when the decay is severe, other structures of the tooth become affected. When cavities develop, they require immediate care. Without special attention to the damaged tooth, the condition can worsen, leading to infection and in some cases, an abscess. When the damage reaches the nerve of the tooth, not only is it extremely painful for your child, but it also requires invasive dental procedures.

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About Composite Fillings

With white fillings, your pediatric dentist can quickly and neatly restore your child’s smile. This restoration protects your child’s tooth from further damage. Composite fillings are constructed with composite resin, which is made from a blend of both glass and plastic. This is a durable solution that outlasts other options. Previously, dark metals were used for tooth restoration. However, with composite fillings, your child’s smile is restored to look good as new, without the metal appearance that tells of dental work. Instead, your child can feel comfortable sharing their smile with the world without concern.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth-colored and blend well with the rest of your child’s teeth. Their undetectability is a primary benefit for parents concerned about metal fillings. Because of the natural resemblance of composite resin to teeth, less tooth preparation is required. This means your child can retain more of his or her natural tooth structure. If their permanent teeth have already grown in and they require a composite filling, the ability to retain the natural tooth structure becomes an even greater benefit. The final benefit is how long-lasting they are, often outliving other filling options.

Tooth decay is a reality for children—it could be a consequence of acidic foods and drinks that wear down their enamel and expose the more vulnerable parts of their teeth to bacteria. Composite fillings are a solution that delivers long-term protection in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Frequently asked Questions

Sealants, Bonding, and Composite Fillings

We recommend applying selants to the molars (back teeth) to protect the teeth from cavities. Speak with the dentist at your next visit about the best time to get selants for your child.
Call our office in Frisco to schedule an appointment. Dr. Davis will examine your child’s tooth to decide if bonding or another form of restorative treatment is needed.