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Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings) for Children

Children as young as 7 months old can start to experience tooth decay. When tooth decay occurs, a filling from a child’s dentist in Las Vegas can correct that damage.

Composite fillings for children in Las Vegas are made from a tooth-colored material so as to be nearly undetectable. The material bonds to the enamel to create a hard insulation for the tooth to help prevent further damage.

An Alternative to Silver Fillings and Crowns

If your child already has a previous silver fillings, we can replace it with a composite filling. Composite fillings tend to be longer lasting than silver fillings. Composite fillings tend to contract and pull the tooth together, whereas silver fillings tend to swell and push on the tooth. This can cause the tooth to break, requiring a crown to repair it.

Since younger children may be too uncooperative to have a crown put in, composite fillings can be a great alternative in younger children. They will protect the teeth until they are old enough for the crown procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

We offer a full range of pediatric dental treatments from any of our six locations, and accept most dental insurance plans, including Medicaid. Although composite fillings for children in Las Vegas can repair damage from tooth decay, the best treatment is prevention. Contact our office today to discuss ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and to set your child down the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles.