White composite fillings are a discreet and cosmetically friendly option for treating cavities anywhere in your child’s mouth. In addition to looking good, they have several additional benefits to consider.
At Oasis Pediatric Dental Care & Orthodontics, our dentists Dr. Nathalie Phaeton and Dr. Ki Youn Kil and our team offer a range of pediatric dentistry services at our office in Falls Church, Virginia.
The benefits of white composite fillings
Dentists have made significant advances with fillings in the last few decades. Unlike metallic fillings, white composite fillings are inconspicuous and help preserve your child’s smile while strengthening the tooth after it’s treated for a cavity.
Here are some of the additional benefits of white composite fillings:
White composite fillings are safe and non-toxic
White composite fillings are made from a combination of plastic and ceramic resin, without any metal or mercury. If you have any questions about the safety of white composite fillings or any dental procedures, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
White composite fillings are easy and quick to apply
If your child is nervous about their appointment or scared of the dentist, white composite fillings will help make the office visit less stressful. White composite fillings can be applied in a short appointment that takes less than an hour. The composite filling is set and dried with a laser light to seal the filling quickly and efficiently.
White composite fillings are durable
White composite fillings are bonded to the tooth, and with good oral hygiene habits and care, they can last an average of five years or longer. Composite fillings are also used to fortify a cracked, fractured, or chipped tooth.
If your child has one or more cavities, white composite fillings are a minimally invasive, safe, and natural looking dental restoration. To help lower your child’s risk of developing cavities and other oral health problems, try to focus on good oral hygiene, as well as regular checkups and cleanings every six months starting at their first birthday (or six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first).
Dental sealants are another preventive option available to protect your children’s teeth from cavities. Sealants create a protective layer for your children’s teeth that make it easier to brush and more difficult for acids and bacteria to stick to their teeth and gums.
We also offer sedation dentistry to help your children to relax and get the dental care they need without additional stress and anxiety.
For more information about white composite fillings and other pediatric dentistry services, contact Oasis Pediatric Dental Care & Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.