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Dentistry for Kids
Dentistry for Babies
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Fillings are the method of treatment used to treat cavities. A cavity is a hole in the enamel of the tooth that is caused by decay. A cavity is permanent damage to the tooth. The cavity can cause sensitivity, discomfort and pain. To relieve the pain and to repair the area, a dental "filling" is used to fill the hole. This will alleviate the pain and stop the progression of decay.

Fillings are not limited to cavities. Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. This may be common with active children and teens who may encounter a dental trauma during a sporting activity or simply play. Teeth can easily be chipped, cracked or broken during various sports and extracurricular activities. Fillings can aid in the repair of such cases. If you are looking to improve your child's smile, stop by Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to see what options our dentist may have for you. We are located in Firestone, Colorado.

Filling Materials

Gold, porcelain, silver amalgam or composite resin fillings are the common materials used in fillings. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Brady and Dr. Lane, will determine which filling is best suited for your child? Often your child's age, where the cavity is located, and the size of the cavity all play a role in the decision of the material used for the filling.