What is the Benefit of Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Cavities, one of the most common dental problems, develop when bacteria erode the enamel. In the past, cavities were treated with an amalgam material, a mixture of metals, such as mercury or silver. Now we know that amalgam fillings don't bond well with the enamel, and the mercury can be hazardous to your health. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Allen, TX, pediatric dentists Dr. Yvonne Felli and Dr. Ajikwaga Felli offer tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill and protect cavities in your child's mouth. Our skilled dentists can also take out old metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a safer and better-looking treatment for cavities.
"I had an amazing experience with my 5 year old and 3 year old boys. The office was very clean and kid friendly with all the vibrant colors. Teresa and Laurie were friendly, and made my boys feel comfortable for their first dental cleaning appointment. Dr. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli were very professional and informative. Overall, everyone was welcoming!"- N.M. / Google / Jun 05, 2022
"Great staff and service! Wish I was a kid again lol"- J.C. / Google / Jan 25, 2023
"We had a wonderful experience today! The staff is amazing and the dentist was extremely sweet to my son and I! 10 out of 10 experience!"- S.W. / Google / Dec 21, 2022
"A very professional dental clinic with top shelf hospitality. Dr. Felli is warm, kind, and conscientious. All questions regarding care are explained well in addition to alternative treatment options. I highly recommend making an appointment at Cuddly Smiles for an amazing dental experience."- J. / Google / Dec 16, 2022
"The staff are always so friendly & helpful! I always have a great experience here."- S.K. / Google / Dec 11, 2022
What Can I Expect from My Child's Filling Procedure?
Getting a tooth-colored filling at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is typically a simple treatment. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to help your child feel more comfortable. Other forms of sedation can be discussed if your child has any fears or dental anxieties so we can help keep him or her relaxed during the procedure. Once we are ready, the infected enamel will be removed using a special drill that we will choose based on the location of the cavity in the tooth and the amount of decay. After the enamel is cleared away and the tooth is disinfected, the cavity will be filled with the composite resin material and hardened. We will polish the composite resin so it matches your child's other teeth. Your child should be able to resume his or her normal day once the tooth-colored filling is complete, but they may have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for several days. You may use over-the-counter pain relief medication to minimize discomfort or inflammation if they need it, but they shouldn't have any serious problems. If after a few days, your child is complaining the filling feels too high or uneven, please call us. Your child's filling should be cleaned by following a regular home care routine, including daily flossing and brushing. During their annual exam, we will assess the filling and determine if it should be repaired or replaced.
Healthy, Beautiful Smiles
Cavities may start as a normal issue, but it's important to have them addressed before they become a big problem. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we can help treat your child's cavities with tooth-colored fillings. Pediatric dentists Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli make sure to match the shade of your child's teeth so they will have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you think your child has tooth decay, contact us to make a dental examination at our Allen, TX office.