Children are more susceptible to cavities, and thus need more fillings, than adults. It’s assumed this is the case because they eat more sugar and aren’t fully capable of brushing and flossing their teeth properly. Additionally, baby teeth have a thinner layer of enamel than adult teeth. The outcome tends to be more cavities during your child’s early years than found later on in their life. If your child has cavities, composite fillings are an excellent choice for long-lasting and effective protection.
Before our composite fillings procedure, any and all decay is removed from the affected tooth. Once the tooth is free from decay, the filling material is applied, hardened, and shaped. Composite fillings can be shaded to match the natural color of your child’s teeth, and the filling will work to support and strengthen your child’s tooth against bacterial invasion.
At My Pediatric Dentist Longmont, we’re committed to children’s dental health, and we’d love the opportunity to work with your family. Contact us today to learn more about our composite fillings.