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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Midland, TX

We Can Repair Cavities Seamlessly

Three smiling young girls Even with the help of brushing, flossing, and plenty of dental checkups, kids may still end up with one or more cavities over the years. In fact, over 90% of the population has experienced tooth decay! While we work hard to prevent these problems and perform cavity treatment, we also want you (the parent) to know that it’s not the end of the world, and our dedicated doctors and friendly team members can repair the damage in a beautiful, lifelike fashion with tooth-colored fillings. If your son or daughter is complaining about tooth pain or sensitivity, please don’t wait – contact Midland Kid’s Dentist in Midland, TX today to schedule an appointment!

Why Choose Midland Kid’s Dentist for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Nervous Patients
  • Dental Insurance and Flexible Financing Welcome
  • Morning, Lunchtime, and After-School Hours

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Animation of tooth with filling

Tooth-colored fillings are a safe, effective, and popular restorative dental solution. Unlike traditional amalgam restorations that were used previously, tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin. Since it comes in a wide range of lifelike shades, we can select the one that matches your child’s enamel seamlessly. That way, they get the tooth-saving treatment they deserve without drawing unwanted attention to their smile!

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Young boy examined after filling placement

The process of having a new, tooth-colored filling placed only requires one appointment here at Midland Kid’s Dentist! After we’ve helped your child become fully comfortable through the use of local anesthetic (and sedation, if necessary), we will remove the damaged portions of the tooth and then sculpt the composite resin into place to create a pleasing, natural-looking addition. After they’re satisfied with their results, a curing light will harden the new filling in place so that it can be sufficiently polished. That’s all there is to it!

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Closeup of child smiling in blue treatment chair

There are several reasons why tooth-colored fillings are superior to amalgam, including:

  • Composite resin is a more flexible material, our doctors will likely be able to preserve a greater amount of the tooth’s remaining healthy structure. This leads to healthier, longer-lasting results!
  • Amalgam fillings are likely to react poorly to temperature exposure, expanding and contracting in a way that puts dangerous pressure on the tooth. They also become very sensitive in these situations, which can be painful for your son or daughter. Thankfully, tooth-colored fillings don’t contain metal, which means they’re much more resistant and comfortable.
  • There is no potentially harmful mercury in tooth-colored fillings.

If you’d like to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and the other restorative dental services we offer at Midland Kid’s Dentist, don’t hesitate to give our team a call!

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