White Composite Fillings Specialist

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontic, Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry located in Flanders, NJ

Cavities are one of the most common dental problems for children. Fillings are a classic procedure for fixing cavities, and the team of dental professionals at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers white composite fillings to treat your child’s cavity while keeping the aesthetics of their smile intact. To learn more, schedule a visit to their state-of-the-art clinic in Flanders, New Jersey, today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

White Composite Fillings Q & A

What is a filling?

A filling is a procedure that the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics administers to treat a cavity caused by tooth decay. 

The dentist first uses a local anesthetic to numb your child’s tooth and surrounding tissues, then uses a drill to clean out all of the decay from their tooth. Once your child’s tooth is free of decay, they fill the hole with a special material called a filling. 

The filling material effectively seals up the hole in your child’s tooth, which restores its structure and appearance, but also protects that area from future decay.

What are white composite fillings?

If your child is getting a cavity treated at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, the dentist can use a white composite material for your child’s filling that keeps their tooth healthy without negatively impacting its appearance.

Some dentists use silver amalgam or cast gold for fillings, which are incredibly effective at sealing up the hole, restoring your child’s ability to chew, and protecting their tooth from further decay, but the color of these filling materials is very noticeable, which can detract from the appearance of your child’s smile.

White composite fillings are not only strong, durable, and malleable, but have a similar color as natural tooth enamel. So when a dentist fills your child’s cavity with composite resin, it blends in with their tooth and looks just like another natural part of their smile!

Many patients choose to use white composite fillings for cavities in their front teeth because they’re more visible, but, depending on the location and extent of your child’s decay, white composite resin might also be an appropriate choice for filling cavities in their back teeth as well. 

The team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics works with you to choose a filling material best suited to your child’s particular needs and preferences, and your budget.

When would my child need a white composite filling?

If your child is suffering from a cavity caused by tooth decay, they most likely need a filling. Cavities caused by tooth decay frequently produce any of the following symptoms.

  • Spontaneous pain in your child’s tooth
  • Increased sensitivity in your child’s tooth
  • Bad breath
  • Pain when eating or drinking something hold, cold, or sweet
  • Visible holes in the surface of your child’s teeth

If you think your child has a cavity, schedule an appointment with Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. 

They conduct a thorough inspection of your child’s smile, including digital X-rays, to determine if they need a white composite filling. You can book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.