The dentists at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in New York, NY, are a professional team of dental providers who use dental fillings for those who have been diagnosed with tooth decay. Our experienced team can educate you and your child on the benefits of fillings for cavities that may have developed between routine dental visits. Learn more about pediatric fillings and how they are used to repair damage to natural teeth.
What is a Dental Filling?
Children who have cavities may or may not experience discomfort. Regardless, it is critical that areas of tooth decay are caught early on and treated with fillings to avoid further problems. Dental fillings are white restorations made of a composite resin bonding material, a tooth-colored material that can be used to fill the hole left behind from a cavity. It works to seal the tooth and keep bacteria from entering inside, which can cause an infection that may later require a root canal or permanent removal of the tooth.
A dental filling is the best way to repair a tooth from further decay, though large fillings may affect the integrity and strength of the remaining tooth structure. In a situation like this, our team may suggest the placement of pediatric dental crowns over the tooth to act as an extra layer of protection against damage.
How Long Do Composite Restoration Fillings Last?
Our tooth-colored resin fillings at Park View Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are long-lasting when children continue to actively participate in proper oral health habits, such as brushing, flossing, and visits to our pediatric dental team. In most instances, dental fillings will last many years before they need to be removed or replaced. At each evaluation appointment, our team will evaluate the health of the restoration to determine if they need further action.
Schedule an Appointment at our New York, NY, Area Office!
If you live in or around the area of New York and are interested in working with a skilled pediatric dentist to learn more about pediatric dental fillings, call 212-879-6518 to request a consultation visit with our team. The office is open to new children and families.