Tooth-Colored Fillings for Northampton & Amherst, MA
Nearly everyone experiences at least a little cavity or two throughout their life, and children who are just learning to care for their teeth are usually most vulnerable. Dr. Tremblay and Dr. Yang here in Northampton and Amherst will do everything they can to protect your little one’s growing smile during regular appointments, but if decay pops up nonetheless, we’re here to treat it. Our tooth-colored fillings are a great improvement from the traditional amalgam variety, allowing us to restore hurting teeth in comfortable, conservative, and cosmetically value fashion. Contact Northampton Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule an appointment!
The Treatment Process
Filling a tooth is a very simple procedure, and our team will do everything we can to ensure that your child stays as comfortable as possible throughout it. After we’ve numbed their teeth and gums with local anesthesia, we’ll carefully begin to remove the damaged part of the tooth in question, taking care to preserve the healthy structure. Once this is complete, the quality composite resin material is placed over the tooth and precisely sculpted so that it’s virtually indistinguishable from the natural enamel. Finally, a special light hardens the filling in place.
- Instead of having a new, silver spot in their smile, your child can enjoy a treated tooth that still looks wholly natural and healthy.
- Tooth-colored fillings are much more conservative than traditional ones, meaning that only a minimal amount of natural tooth structure is removed to accommodate their placement.
- If your son or daughter has an allergy or sensitivity to metals, tooth-colored fillings are the right choice for them.
- Traditional amalgam fillings may expand and contract when exposed to temperature changes. Composite resin doesn’t experience this problem, and patients will be able to enjoy more comfort overall.
- Dr. Tremblay and Dr. Yang can actually use composite resin to additionally treat small cracks or fractures in the teeth, even if there’s no decay in the area.