White Fillings

Warm, Caring, and Child-Friendly - Dentists For Kids in Cary, NC

Pediatric Dentistry in Cary, NC

Overview

We understand the significance of ensuring our children’s smiles remain healthy, vibrant, and free from dental issues. Our practice offers state-of-the-art white fillings as a safe and effective solution for treating cavities and restoring the integrity of your child’s teeth. Dr. Richard F. Brooks and Dr. Ritu Chandak are dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care for children in Cary, NC, and surrounding areas. With our white fillings, we aim to address cavities effectively and restore your child’s confidence in their smile, giving them the best chance at maintaining optimal oral health for years to come.

What are White Fillings?

White fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are made of a durable composite resin material that closely matches the color of natural teeth. Unlike traditional metal (amalgam) fillings, white fillings blend seamlessly with the surrounding tooth structure, providing a more aesthetically pleasing and discreet restoration option.

What are the Benefits of White Fillings?

Natural Appearance: White fillings mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making them virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. This allows for a more seamless and natural-looking smile.

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Conservative Treatment: White fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than metal fillings, preserving more of the natural tooth and promoting long-term dental health.

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Versatility: White fillings can treat cavities in both primary (baby) teeth and permanent teeth, offering a versatile solution for patients of all ages.

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Durability: With proper care and maintenance, white fillings can provide long-lasting and durable results, effectively restoring the function and integrity of the tooth.

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Mercury-Free: Unlike metal fillings, white fillings do not contain mercury and are a more biocompatible option for dental restorations.

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What is a Cavity?

A cavity, also known as dental caries or tooth decay, is a common dental condition characterized by the demineralization and deterioration of tooth structure. It begins with the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth. When plaque interacts with sugars and carbohydrates from food, it produces acids that gradually erode the enamel, the tooth’s outer protective layer. Over time, this erosion creates small openings or holes in the enamel, known as cavities.

If left untreated, cavities can progress deeper into the tooth, leading to pain, infection, and potentially tooth loss. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and limiting sugary foods and beverages, are essential for preventing cavities and maintaining optimal dental health.

The White Filling Procedure

The process of receiving a white filling involves the following steps:
  1. Consultation and Examination: During the initial consultation, our dentists will examine your child’s teeth and discuss the treatment options available. If a cavity is detected, a white filling may be recommended as the preferred treatment.
  2. Preparation: We prepare the affected tooth by removing the decayed or damaged tooth structure. Our dentists will then disinfect the tooth to strengthen the filling material’s bond.
  3. Filling Placement: The composite resin material is carefully applied to the prepared tooth and shaped to restore its natural form and function. Our dentists will sculpt the filling to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, ensuring a perfect fit and aesthetic result.
  4. Curing: The filling is hardened and bonded to the tooth using a special curing light, ensuring a durable and secure restoration.
Final Polishing: Once the filling is in place, our dentists will polish the tooth to smooth out any rough edges and achieve a natural shine.

Top Pediatric Dentists

At Preston Corners Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Brooks and Dr. Chandak specialize in white fillings for children, offering advanced restorative solutions with a focus on aesthetics and durability. Both doctors have undergone additional training and achieved Board Certification as Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, ensuring their expertise in providing high-quality dental care for young patients. With their dedication to utilizing the latest techniques and materials, they prioritize the use of white fillings, also known as composite fillings, which blend seamlessly with the natural tooth color for a more aesthetically pleasing result. 

White Fillings in Cary, NC

If you notice signs such as tooth sensitivity, discoloration, or persistent toothaches in your child, it may indicate the presence of a cavity. With our white fillings, we offer a solution that effectively treats cavities and ensures a natural-looking and seamless restoration. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team to address any concerns and explore the best treatment options for your child’s dental health. Together, we can help your child achieve a healthy, confident smile that lasts a lifetime.
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