White Fillings Strengthen and Protect Teeth

Charlotte-Pediatric-Dentist-White-FillingsOur goal for your child is a healthy smile free from cavities and dental disease. Sometimes, even the most diligent brushers and flossers experience a cavity. If your child complains of tooth or mouth pain, call your Charlotte pediatric dentist right away. Dr. Bevin Malley at Carolina Kids Dentistry will determine the source of your child’s discomfort and may recommend a white filling to remedy the situation and get your child back on the path to optimal oral wellness.

White Fillings: Strong, Secure, and Safe

Made of composite resin, white fillings provide an attractive alternative to metal. The resin bonds with natural tooth structure to form a bond that protects the tooth from decay-causing bacteria. Unlike metal fillings, composite resin ones retain their integrity over time. They won’t expand or contract the way metal fillings can. Instead, white fillings stay strong to deter future damage to healthy tooth structure.

A white filling restores the form and function of a tooth and lets your child keep an all-white smile – with no tell-tale sign that a cavity was ever present!

The Process is Simple

If your child needs a cavity filled, Dr. Malley will prepare the tooth by gently removing decay. Then, she’ll tint a small amount of composite resin to match your child’s natural tooth color. After applying the composite resin, we’ll harden it with a curing light. The result is a strong, attractive restoration that safeguards your child’s tooth from further decay.

White fillings are appropriate for baby teeth and permanent ones.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Charlotte pediatric dentist Dr. Malley. At Carolina Kids Dentistry in Mint Hill, NC, we offer the services your family needs for the smile your child deserves.