HiFive Kids Dental and Braces – Pickering, ON

Treat Cavities to Create Beautiful, Healthy Smiles

It’s not uncommon for parents to ignore cavities in their little one’s baby teeth. There’s a false impression that because those teeth will eventually fall out anyway it’s a temporary issue. Unfortunately, tooth decay can impact their overall dental health, as well as any teeth that have yet to arrive. Thankfully, Dr. Murad can treat cavities to create beautiful, healthy smiles. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to assist you!

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Dentist examining a child’s dental fillings

If your child has a cavity, filling it is the best way to repair it and restore functionality. In the past, metallic materials were used to fix tooth decay, but thanks to modern advancements, now we have access to more natural-looking materials that function just as well. Composite resin is a putty-like substance comprised of ultra-fine plastic and glass particles that is safe to use for white fillings. It can be color-matched to your little one’s grin so that no one will know just by looking that they had a cavity. They’ll have a perfectly repaired tooth that looks and feels completely normal.   

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Dentist curing a little girl’s filling with light

This procedure is considered non-invasive and can typically be completed in a single, hour-long appointment. When you and your child arrive for their appointment, we’ll first examine and clean their mouth. Then, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to ensure that they don’t feel any discomfort during the process.

Next, we’ll remove any damaged or decayed materials from the problem tooth before sanitizing it. Once that preparation is complete, Dr. Murad will apply the color-matched material in layers to fill the cavity. This will be hardened in place with a special curing light and any excess material will be trimmed. Finally, we’ll polish your child’s newly mended tooth for a smooth, lifelike finish.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Little boy smiling during dental exam

You and your child will enjoy the many advantages of getting their tooth-colored fillings at HiFive Kids Dental and Braces. By using color-customized composite resin, their tooth will be beautifully restored so that they don’t feel self-conscious about the repair. Some additional benefits include:

  • Durable dental work that can last 7+ years with the right care.
  • Easy to maintain with consistent brushing and flossing twice daily.
  • Materials that bond directly with your child’s tooth for a stable attachment.
  • Non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require additional enamel removal.
  • Safe solution that shields the tender nerves and pulp of the damaged tooth.