Composite fillings

Treat decayed teeth

Composite Fillings

Even with great oral hygiene and dental care, it’s possible that your little one may develop a cavity in a baby tooth, or in a permanent tooth. If this happens, the best way to restore their smile is with a composite dental filling. At Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we specialize in filling cavities in Yardley, Bensalem and Warrington. Call us today if you suspect that your child has a cavity, and we’ll help your little one get back to optimal health!

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How it Works

understanding composite fillings

Composite fillings are made out of a tooth-colored resin. A composite filling is applied to a decayed tooth layer-by-layer after it’s been trimmed. Once the process is complete, your child’s tooth will look and feel completely brand-new, and it will be free of decay.

Timely intervention with a composite filling is essential for maintaining your child’s oral health. If you leave a cavity untreated, it could become bigger and require treatment with a dental crown. It could even become infected, requiring a root canal. Treating cavities early with composite fillings is always the best choice.

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the benefits of composite fillings

Tooth-colored cavity repair

Compared with metal fillings, composite fillings have a number of benefits. First, they match the color of your child’s tooth perfectly, so their smile will look totally natural. This is especially important when filling permanent teeth.

In addition, composite fillings bond very tightly to the natural enamel. This means they provide a strong hold, and can strengthen your child’s tooth, providing long-lasting results. Composite fillings also require the removal of less enamel during the preparation process, compared to metal fillings. For all of these reasons, Dr. Mukund Patel and Dr. Raj Patel prefer composite fillings over traditional metal-amalgam fillings.

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what to expect

The composite filling process

Your child’s treatment will begin with a teeth cleaning to prepare for the procedure. Then, their mouth will be numbed. We also offer sedation options for children, such as nitrous oxide, so that your child can feel safe and comfortable during their procedure.

Next, Dr. Raj or Dr. Mukund Patel will begin by removing decayed and damaged enamel from their tooth, in order to prepare for the placement of the filling. Once this material has been removed, the area will be cleaned and disinfected.

After this, our team will start rebuilding your child’s tooth. Dr. Raj or Dr. Mukund Patel will choose a composite dental resin that matches their smile perfectly, and apply it to the tooth layer-by-layer. 
Once the structure of the tooth has been rebuilt, the filling will be trimmed, buffed and polished. Then, your child’s bite will be checked, and Dr. Raj or Dr. Mukund will make any final required adjustments. 

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Contact Us today

If your child needs one or more fillings in Warrington, Bensalem or Yardley, the team at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. We use the latest techniques and high-quality dental composites to reverse the effects of tooth decay, and provide your child with a beautiful, strong smile. Contact us now at (267) 392-5878 to schedule your appointment. 

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