Dental Fillings Specialist

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Surprise Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Surprise, AZ

42% of children between the ages of two and 11 have had cavities in their primary teeth, so at some point, your child might need a dental filling. When that time comes, schedule a visit with the dental experts at Surprise Pediatric Dentistry in Surprise, Arizona. The team offers gentle and effective dental fillings that can have your child’s smile back in excellent shape in no time. To book your appointment, simply call the office or schedule a visit online.

Dental Fillings Q & A

What is a dental filling?

A dental filling is a procedure in which the team at Surprise Pediatric Dentistry seals up holes in your child’s teeth with a special filling material. 

While dental fillings can be used for a variety of purposes, like fixing chipped teeth or closing up a gap between teeth, they’re most commonly used as a means of treating cavities caused by tooth decay.

Tooth decay happens when plaque is allowed to sit on your child’s teeth for too long. Plaque contains harmful acids and bacteria that slowly eat away at your child’s enamel — the hard outer layer of their teeth. The longer the plaque sits on their teeth, the bigger the hole, or cavity.

When your child gets a dental filling, their dentist removes all of the decayed material from the tooth in order to stop the cavity from growing. They then seal it up with a filling material, which prevents the harmful bacteria and acids from further damaging your child’s tooth.

What are dental fillings made from?

Surprise Pediatric Dentistry is an amalgam/mercury-free practice. That means that all of their fillings are done with a composite material that can be matched to the color of your child’s teeth. 

Tooth-colored fillings maximize the aesthetics of your child’s smile while retaining strong bonding properties. This minimizes any chance of the fillings breaking or leaking, giving your child a smile that’s as healthy as it is beautiful.

Does it hurt to get a dental filling?

The team at Surprise Pediatric Dentistry is highly skilled in administering dental fillings and is well equipped to make your child’s experience as easy, comfortable, and painless as possible.

The team administers a local anesthetic before your child’s filling procedure, which effectively numbs their tooth and surrounding oral tissues, preventing them from feeling any pain during the procedure.

If your child is still nervous about their dental filling, or if they’re uncomfortable with the syringe used to administer the local anesthetic, Surprise Pediatric Dentistry offers sedation dentistry to make your child’s treatment even more stress-free.

To learn more about how Surprise Pediatric Dentistry can make your child’s smile beautiful and healthy with a dental filling, call the office today or book a visit online.