Garland, TX dentist offers tooth colored fillings for kidsParents in the Garland, TX area want their kids to have the best. That includes a smile that contributes to self-confidence and good health. Yet tooth decay remains a prevalent problem, especially for children. With sealants and fluoride treatment, kids in the care of Dr. Sakunthala Boppana have fewer cavities. Many children will get at least one cavity. That doesn’t mean their smile has to show it. Dr. Sakunthala Boppana offers tooth colored fillings for kids at her Garland, TX practice, Perfect 32 Family Dentistry.
About fillingsWhen bacterial acids attack teeth, a hole forms in the protective layer of enamel. That allows harmful organisms to penetrate deeper. The hole grows larger, compromising dentin. If tooth decay is not addressed, it can lead to painful inflammation at the nerve, requiring root canal therapy, or even infection spreading to bone.
To prepare for a filling, Dr. Boppana must remove some tooth structure – the diseased portion. How much depends on how long the decay is left untreated. With regular checkups, tooth decay can be caught in early stages, before it results in discomfort and need for extensive dental work.
Call our office for more informationOnce the tooth is prepped, the opening must be sealed to stop decay further decay and to restore chewing strength. Once, silver-colored amalgam fillings were the standard for children’s dentistry. Today, Dr. Boppana recommends tooth colored composite resin filling material.
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Why choose composite fillings?Tooth colored dental fillings:
- Look completely natural. They are undetectable in your child’s smile .
- Are strong and durable. This type of filling is suitable even for back molars.
- Contain no mercury.
- Have only the slightest trace amount of BPAs. Dr. Boppana uses only materials approved by the FDA.
- Require just normal hygiene – brushing after meals and nightly flossing – to stay white.
The best alternativeTooth colored cavity fillings are an attractive treatment to reinstate the health of decayed teeth. However, prevention of cavities is by far the best alternative. Dr. Boppana works closely with parents and kids, providing guidance on nutrition and lifestyle habits for healthier teeth. She may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatment to resist tooth decay. The hygiene team is happy to give hands-on demonstration of proper brushing and flossing technique.
As a Perfect 32 Family Dentistry patient, your child gets more than unnoticeable fillings. He or she gains a true partner in oral health . New patients are welcome, so call (469) 863-7009 to schedule a visit.