Manuel Castillo, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Our Services

White Fillings

White Fillings

Not just for permanent teeth, even baby (primary) teeth sometimes need fillings. At Happy Pediatric Dentistry we use tooth colored fillings only. Primary teeth play a critical part in your child’s development, affecting their ability to:

  • Chew food
  • Develop strong jaw muscles and use of tongue
  • Speak properly
  • Maintain proper spacing for permanent teeth

When a tooth is cracked, disfigured or decayed, a composite (white) filling may be used to restore the tooth to prevent more extensive breakage needing a crown or to keep a primary tooth in place until the permanent tooth erupts. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be closely matched to the existing tooth color, especially important in more visible areas of the mouth. These fillings are very durable and should last many years, but fillings in permanent teeth will most likely eventually need replacing. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the San Antonio, TX Happy Pediatric Dentistry will help fillings last longer and help you enjoy a pain-free, healthy mouth.

 

THE MORE YOU KNOW
How do I prevent cavities?
For infants, use a wet gauze or clean washcloth to wipe the plaque from teeth and gums. Avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle filled with anything other than water. For older children, brush their teeth at least twice a day. Also, watch the number of snacks containing sugar that you give your children.