Our dentists for kids and teens are happy to provide tooth colored fillings, placed with care. These mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay. Sometimes, if a cavity is too large for a filling, the dentist may recommend a crown instead.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your child’s treatment begins, your dental team will discuss options for treatment and will help you choose the best option for your child’s particular case.