How Do Composite Fillings Work?
Composite fillings serve both functional and aesthetic roles, often at the same time.
For example, a cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible in your smile. By gently cleaning out the soft, discolored area and replacing it with a tooth-colored filling, the tooth is restored and looks better than ever.
They also contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded to the prepared tooth structure, blue light applied directly to the composite hardens the filling material within seconds.
Once it’s shaped and polished to a high shine, your restoration is complete!
Fillings for Kids
The most common problem we see in our young patients is dental cavities. In fact, studies have shown that almost 33% of children aged two to five have had a cavity.
To help your child maintain a healthy smile, we use tooth-colored fillings. Our fillings use composite material, which mimics the color of your child’s teeth enamel – seamlessly blending in with their smile.
Dr. Caldwell performs this procedure the same way he does for adults. He shapes the resin to fill the cavity and to match your child’s natural bite. Once complete, the function of the tooth is completely restored.
After the procedure, your Renton family dentist provides the necessary advice on caring for the filling. Together, we can work to maintain your child’s restorations healthy and prevent further cavities from appearing.