Dental fillings are used to treat cavities in both baby and adult teeth. In a filling, Dr. Neelon Patel will gently drill away damaged enamel from around the cavity. Then, she will fill up the cavity with an inert, strong, tooth-like resin material. After she shapes and trims this resin, your child’s tooth will look as good as new. And as long as they maintain good oral hygiene, the tooth won’t be susceptible to future decay. Contact us now to schedule your child’s appointment in Naperville right away.
Composite fillings use a blend of dental resin and crushed glass. This composite material is very strong, and is available in a variety of different shades and colors. That means that Dr. Neelon Patel can choose a filling material that matches your child’s tooth perfectly.
This also means that, unlike metal fillings, they do not discolor your child’s tooth. Composite fillings are also free of heavy metals such as mercury. While metal fillings are accepted as safe by the ADA, many parents prefer metal-free fillings for their kids.