When cavities occur and the less-invasive treatment option of Resin Infiltration (ICON) is not a suitable alternative, Dr. Rez at Islands Pediatric Dentistry in Gilbert will turn to composite resin fillings to restore affected teeth. Based on a patient’s unique needs, the appropriate type of filling will be determined.
For children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety or who have special needs, we offer various sedation dentistry options for completing a composite resin filling procedure. Learn more below, or request an appointment online
What are composite resin fillings?
Composite resin fillings (also known as white fillings) are a type of filling made of glass or quartz within a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored material. They are used to fill cavities, restore tooth decay, and prevent further decay. Resin Fillings are very technique sensitive and require the tooth to remain free of saliva and other contaminants during the procedure. This is why if your child is young and “wiggly” Dr. Rez may recommend to have the treatment completed with sedation dentistry to ensure an easy visit for your child and optimal treatment outcome.
When should composite resin fillings be used?
Also known as filled resins, composites are often used in small to mid-size restorations, as they provide strength, durability and resistance to fracture. In addition, the shade of composite fillings is made to closely match the patient’s actual teeth, so that other people will not be aware that dental work has been done.
What does getting composite resin fillings involve?
Composite resin dental fillings are performed in-office. Before the procedure, a child will receive local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. Once completely numbed, Dr. Rez will use a drill to remove decay from the affected tooth and prepare it for filling. Then, the composite resin filling will be introduced, which involves layering on resin and hardening it using a specialized light to make it strong. The final step involves applying dental sealant in order to protect it from future decay and polishing the tooth.
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about our dental filling options for cavities, including composite resin fillings, call our office at (602) 384-2955 or request an appointment at Islands Pediatric Dentistry by filling out the form on this page.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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