Kids' Composite Resin Fillings in NYC
When cavities occur and the less-invasive treatment option of resin infiltration is not a suitable alternative, the experienced pediatric dentists at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC will turn to dental fillings, including composite resin fillings, in order to restore affected teeth. Based on a patient’s unique needs, the appropriate type of filling will be determined.
For children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety or who have special needs, we offer various sedation dentistry options for completing a composite resin filling procedure. Learn more below, or request an appointment online.
What are composite resin fillings?
Composite resin fillings (also known as white fillings) are a type of filling made of glass or quartz within a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored material. They are used to fill cavities, restore tooth decay, and prevent further decay.
When should composite resin fillings be used?
Also known as filled resins, composites are often used in small to mid-size restorations, as they provide strength, durability and resistance to fracture. In addition, the shade of composite fillings is made to closely match the patient’s actual teeth, so that other people will not be aware that dental work has been done. In some cases, patients may prefer to receive ceramic fillings (non-plastic and BPA free) or amalgam fillings, depending on their needs.
What does getting composite resin fillings involve?
Composite resin dental fillings are performed in-office. Before the procedure, a child will receive local anesthesia in order to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. We offer single tooth anesthesia technology, which provides a number of advantages for our pediatric patients.
Once completely numbed, our pediatric dentists will use a drill to remove decay from the affected tooth and prepare it for filling. Then, the composite resin filling will be introduced, which involves layering on resin and hardening it using a specialized light to make it strong. The final step involves polishing the tooth and then applying a dental sealant in order to protect it from future decay.
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about our dental filling options for cavities, including composite resin fillings, call our office at (212) 879-6518 or request an appointment at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics by filling out the form on this page.