Dr. Essack at Smile-Hub often recommends composite resin or tooth color fillings for kids. These fillings are generally strong and resistant to the daily pressures that a tooth may be subjected to, making it an ideal material for this purpose.
During the dental exam, Dr. Essack may identify cavities.
The digital x-rays used in our office, along with a tooth by tooth exam with a dental explorer can help uncover areas of decay.
As long as the decay is not too large, in which case it would need a root canal, the tooth can be treated with a simple filling.
Composite, or tooth colored fillings, match the color and physical appearance of our natural teeth closely and is preferred by most pediatric dentists for restorations made in aesthetic areas.
They are also used successfully on molars or other chewing surfaces, as long as the fillings are relatively small.
For larger fillings, or those that go in between the teeth (interproximal decay), silver fillings may be recommended.