Children’s Dental Fillings

Children’s Cavity Repair

A filling allows a dentist to repair a tooth afflicted with tooth decay. Children with a cavity may complain about tooth sensitivity or even a toothache. In order to repair the issue and return the tooth to optimal health and function, your child may need restorative treatment. At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, our team can place a lifelike filling in a single visit.

What is a Dental Filling?

A filling repairs a cavity and prevents further decay. Both children and adults can benefit from this widespread dental restoration. In the past, they were made using amalgam. However, we can use composite resin to place a lifelike white filing in a single visit.

When Does My Child Need One?

We place them when a child develops tooth decay. The early warning signs may include a toothache or sensitive teeth. We advise parents to bring children in for regular checkups so the dentist can spot cavities in the earliest stages.

Many parents assume their child doesn’t need a restoration simply because the baby teeth fall out over time. However, by avoiding treatment the tooth can become infected, leading to painful symptoms, and potentially, the premature loss of the tooth. Losing a tooth early changes how the permanent teeth erupt, leading to the potential onset of misalignment.

What Does the Placement Process Involve?

First, the dentist will remove the decay and thoroughly clean the tooth. The composite resin will be applied and cured with a special light. The dentist will polish the tooth for a more lifelike appearance.