Dental fillings are an important part of many dental services, such as cavity treatment. At Orem Pediatric Dentistry, we are pleased to feature tooth-colored composite fillings. Dr. R. Bruce Howell uses composite fillings because they can restore and strengthen a tooth while also blending in beautifully with the rest of patients’ smiles.
Dental fillings can come in a variety of materials, including various metals and even gold. While metal fillings, including mercury-containing amalgam, are commonly-placed and generally effective, they can leave patients feeling self-conscious about their appearance. They can also expand over time, leading to the need for replacement. Dr. Howell uses composite dental fillings as a stronger, better-looking option for your child.
The process for placing fillings is quick and comfortable, only requiring a single visit to our office. First, any decayed or damaged area of the tooth is carefully removed. Our pediatric dentist often uses our state-of-the-art WaterLase® dental laser, eliminating the need for drills and shots.
Once the decay has been removed, Dr. Howell fills the area with tooth-colored composite material. It is carefully sculpted and shaped to match the original structure perfectly, then cured with a special light.
If your child needs a dental filling in Orem, Utah, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced pediatric dentist. We look forward to meeting your family!