Sometimes, eating too much sugar and not maintaining consistent dental hygiene habits can make room for little sugar bugs to find a home in your child’s teeth. When this happens, dental fillings are a safe and effective way to remove any tooth decay and prevent any more from forming. At Nashville Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Brian Wah will gently remove any “bad” parts of the tooth and replace them with a bonding resin that will fill in any holes and restore your child’s oral health and their smile’s appearance.
Dr. Brian has extensive experience in no shot fillings! Depending on the severity of your child's cavity, there are instances where shots are not needed! No shots. No numbing. Just happy kids!
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay (for example, if your tooth has a cavity), or if your tooth suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function and to return your smile to good health.
There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. Dr. Brian will review your options when you visit our office.
The process for placing a filling requires just one comfortable visit to our office. Dr. Brian will first remove the decayed and damaged portion of your child's tooth, and then clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. We then fill the tooth with the filling material and shape it to match your child's tooth’s shape. Finally, the filling is hardened for a lasting restoration.
If your child's tooth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring their oral health and function. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental fillings and to schedule their next appointment with our team. We look forward to caring for their smile!
We invite you to contact us today at 615-905-8920 to schedule your child’s appointment with our gentle pediatric dentist, and help keep your child’s smile free of sugar bugs by receiving dental fillings in Franklin, Tennessee.