Kids are not always the best at brushing their teeth. Typically, the conventional way to deal with a cavity was the “drill-and-fill” method using a silver metal filling.
Today, there are excellent restorative alternatives to a silver filling. Dr. Susan and the crew at Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry can provide your child:
- ICON “No-Drill” Dental Fillings – The ICON system is a major development in treating early-stage cavities. If we find tooth decay quickly enough, we can use this groundbreaking treatment that does not require any drilling or removal of healthy tooth structure. We just apply the filling material to the tooth, and it permeates the enamel to fix the decay. This treatment can also remove white areas on teeth that stand out and cause embarrassment.
- Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings – If a cavity is advanced, we will need to place a filling to repair the damage. Rather than a possibly unhealthy and unsightly metal filling, we use white composite fillings made from tiny particles of glass and plastic. Not only do these fillings blend in with the rest of your youngster’s teeth, but they also require less elimination of healthy tooth structure.
If local anesthetic is required, we utilize The Wand®. This method lets us numb a single tooth without using a large and unpleasant syringe, which can be a frightening experience for a young child.
We believe in giving you options for dental fillings in Bellevue, WA. Call Evergreen Pediatric Dentistry today at 425-800-0578 to schedule an appointment for your child. You can also book an appointment online.