Kids White Fillings – Marietta, GA

Repair Teeth While Preserving Their Beauty

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It takes a while for children to learn how to properly take care of their teeth, and cavities can unfortunately sometimes set in before they have it figured out. While many people think fillings look like conspicuous metal spots in teeth, our talented team here at Woodland Pediatric Dentistry can restore your child’s tooth with a white filling that blends in perfectly with their natural tooth structure. Contact our office if you are concerned that your child might have tooth decay.

Why Choose Woodland Pediatric Dentistry for White Fillings?

  • Skilled and Experienced Pediatric Dentist
  • Compassionate, Dedicated Staff
  • Preserve Healthy Tooth Structure with Composite Resin
Child receives dental treatment

What Are White Fillings?

For a long time, dental fillings were made from a blend of metals called amalgam. While this substance is effective at resolving tooth decay and restoring teeth, it can be quite visible in a smile because of its dark, metallic color. Thankfully, our team can resolve your child’s cavities with white fillings made from bio-friendly materials that bond directly to the tooth. This creates a lifelike, tooth-colored restoration with a stronger bond and longer-lasting results.

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The Process of Getting a White Filling

It usually takes just one appointment to place a white filling in your child’s smile. First, our team will numb the area with a local anesthetic or provide a sedation treatment to keep your child comfortable. We will then remove the decayed tissue from the tooth and apply a small amount of tooth-colored composite resin to the treated area. We will clean and prepare the tooth,  place the filling, and polish the putty-like material so it matches the shape of the tooth before hardening the bond with a special light. The result is a restored tooth with a completely natural appearance!

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The Benefits of White Fillings

White fillings deliver several benefits that traditional tooth decay treatments cannot. A few of these include:

  • Composite resin can be precisely shaded to match your child’s smile and forms a direct bond with your child’s enamel, allowing it to provide superior support.
  • Unlike amalgam fillings, white fillings do not expand or contract due to temperature shifts. This makes them more comfortable while preventing cracks from forming in the tooth.

White fillings blend in seamlessly with your child’s existing tooth structure, creating a lifelike restoration that can last for up to ten years with proper care.