Tooth-Colored Fillings for Kids – Worcester, MA

Discreetly Make Cavities Disappear

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Did you know that 23% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 and 52% of children between the ages of 6 and 8 have had a cavity? As a result, there is a decent chance that your little one will develop a cavity or two throughout the years. The good news is that our talented team at Kids’ Smiles on Lincoln offers a wide range of restorative dental treatments, including tooth-colored fillings, at our conveniently located office in Worcester. To learn more about this treatment, read on or contact us!

Why Choose Kids’ Smiles on Lincoln for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Durable, Non-Toxic Materials
  • Lunch Time & After-School Appointments

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Previously, small cavities were addressed with amalgam/silver fillings. While durable and effective, the dark spots left behind came with several problems, including aesthetic drawbacks and temperature sensitivity. The good news is that there is a lifelike, strong, and quick alternative: tooth-colored fillings. As a result, our board-certified pediatric dentist in Worcester can discreetly make cavities disappear!

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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The very first step of the tooth-colored fillings process is the initial appointment where the cavity is detected. If it’s small, then our pediatric dentist will recommend a filling. This involves two important things: 1) removing the decayed tissue and 2) rebuilding the missing structure with a tooth-colored filling. For the second portion, the closest shade of composite resin will be used so the filling blends in seamlessly with your child’s natural tooth. Then, the material is sculpted to perfection and hardened in place. That’s it – the process is complete!

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-colored fillings come with numerous benefits, including:

  • The entire process can be completed in a single appointment
  • The wide range of lifelike shades allows your child to get the treatment they need without calling unwanted attention to their smile
  • They can last for over a decade with proper care
  • Easy maintenance – your child can use the same best practices they use for their natural teeth