A dental filling is used to fill the space left after a cavity has been removed. It protects the nerve of the tooth and fortifies the structure of the tooth.
Dental filling materials include glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually applied on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth, depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Dr. Abioro prepares the tooth, places the filling, and adjusts it in just one appointment.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity, and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of remaining tooth structure
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load the tooth will have to bear
Before your child’s treatment begins, Dr. Abioro will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your youngster’s particular case.