Pediatric & Orthodontics Dentist - Las Vegas, NV
What is a Dental Filling Made of?
Why Your Child May Need Dental Fillings
Cavities of all shapes and sizes require fillings to prevent future decay. Fillings take the place of damaged and decayed teeth. They act as a barrier between bacteria and the nerve root, protecting your child’s mouth from pain and possible infection. Fillings also stop the cavity from growing. Once a cavity is formed, bacteria start getting trapped within, and it is nearly impossible to brush them out at this point. The treatment process for fillings involves removing any decay and preventing future degeneration.
Our dentist may also recommend a filling to address any of these other tooth-related conditions:
- Tooth fracture
- Degeneration of tooth structure
- Tooth discoloration
- Replacement of old fillings