Nearly everyone will experience a cavity or two at some point in their lives, usually when they’re still young. At Dr. Leslie’s, your child won’t have to worry about the noticeable, silver-colored spots that traditional fillings would cause. Instead, our Spring Hill practice has invested in the latest techniques and materials so that can provide results that are healthy, high in quality, and seamlessly lifelike. Our tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin, and the treatment process is simple and fast so your little one is able to stay comfortable. Contact us today in the Mobile, AL area if you have questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit for you or your child with Dr. Leslie Buckley.
The Filling Procedure
Dr. Leslie can place a new filling in just one, short appointment at our practice. After numbing the area, she’ll start by removing the damaged portions of the tooth and thoroughly cleaning the area, taking care to leave the tooth’s healthy structure as intact as possible. Then, it will be time to place the composite resin onto the tooth and carefully sculpt it so that it matches its natural look as closely as possible. After hardening it into place with a special light, the patient is finished! They get back to enjoying their strong, healthy teeth and showing off their smile proudly.
In addition to their lifelike appearance, tooth-colored fillings are superior to their metallic counterparts in several other ways. These include:
- Because of composite resin’s flexibility, Dr. Leslie can restore smaller portions of your tooth while preserving more of the healthy remaining structure, making these fillings more conservative overall.
- White fillings are mercury-free. Also, young patients with allergies or sensitivities to traditional, metal materials enjoy them with no problems!
- Tooth-colored fillings don’t suffer from sensitivity to temperature changes, which means they’re much more comfortable.
- Our staff actually use composite resin to effectively treat fractures and cracks, even if there’s no decay present in the area.
- With proper cleanings and visits to our Spring Hill practice, your child’s new fillings last 10 years, 15 years, or even longer!