We offer composite resin and glass ionomer fillings when decay requires restoration in a conservative manner. Resin mimics the appearance of natural teeth and is a durable material that withstands most biting forces. Glass ionomer can be a great option in a child where it is difficult to keep the tooth very dry, or in the case of a high decay risk child. For larger areas of decay, full coverage crowns may be necessary.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case. It may be helpful to