Tooth-Colored Fillings Benefits

Scheduling an appointment to address your child’s tooth decay can bring with it a wellspring of emotions. Fortunately, these feelings can all be positive ones, thanks to the fact that we offer tooth-colored fillings for pediatric cavities. You may have heard of this restorative treatment for adults, too. You see, unlike metal fillings, which are composed of mercury-containing amalgam, our fillings are made of composite. This synthetic acrylic-resin material provides patients with an exceptional array of advantages. Ready to learn more about why you and your child should be smiling about your little one’s upcoming visit? Find out more with the following:

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings.

  1. They provide a beautiful finish. We will color-match the shade of the composite we use to fill your child’s cavity to the surrounding tooth tissue. This means two things. First, your child’s tooth will not look darker, which is something that may occur with metal fillings. In addition, the filled area will not be detectable to your child or to onlookers, so the tooth will look as though a cavity never occurred.
  2. Tooth-colored fillings are sturdy. Composite bonds to your child’s tooth tissue. This is unlike metal fillings, which do not bond to tooth tissue. What you can expect is long-term wear with a minimal risk of leakage or breakage.
  3. “White” fillings are comfortable. Composite is quite different from metal. You may imagine fillings and think your child is going to suffer from issues like heightened tooth sensitivity as the result of the filling becoming super-cold or too-hot. Fortunately, you can forget this concern. Composite does not conduct heat or cold like metal, which means temperature-related sensitivity is not an issue.
  4. Tooth-colored fillings are metal- and mercury-free. Does your child have a metal allergy? No problem – composite is safe. Are you worried about the potential toxicity of mercury found in amalgam fillings?Again, your child is safe with composite fillings.


At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.

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