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.