The smile of a child is important to everyone: the child, their parents, and us. Solomon Kids often use tooth-colored filling materials to restore a child’s smile. Composite resin is the material used for the work, making it virtually undetectable.
When preparing your child for the visit, we recommend not using any “scary” words like “shot, needle. pulling teeth out, etc.” These words only scare the children and make the procedure more difficult to complete.
We treat both baby teeth and permanent teeth with this material. Several reasons can be attributed to the use of composite resin by our dentists, including:
- It is more durable than other dental filling materials.
- Compared to metal fillings, this requires less work on the tooth.
- Composite resin’s translucent appearance makes teeth look healthier and sparkle.
- Fissure sealants can also be used on children’s permanent molars.
We keep your child’s comfort in mind and make sure they are comfortable in the chair before we begin. . A local anesthetic will be administered to the area surrounding the tooth. Once the decay is removed, the filling can be placed.
A special blue light is applied within seconds of forming the tooth shape, making it harder. Finally, if the child feels that the tooth isn’t shaped properly or has difficulty biting, further adjustments can be made.
Before the procedure begins, children are usually numbed. Therefore, they will feel less pain when receiving and preparing for a filling. They may still feel a tickle inside their mouths and on their teeth and gums when water is sprayed on them, like a shower for their teeth!
Overall, it is a quick and painless process. Sensitivity usually tapers off after about two weeks, but it gradually decreases as time passes. We recommend that you talk to your child before the procedure starts so they are aware of what is going on.
Contact Solomon Kids today to schedule an appointment for your child’s fillings. Our online booking system is also available for booking your appointment.