Composites, or white filling materials, are the most popular type of restoration used in dentistry.  These materials can be placed directly chairside, are durable and provide great esthetics.  However, they do require a certain amount of cooperation from the patient to place them well.

Amalgam restorations were one of the first dental materials used to restore teeth.  Some of it's advantages are its durability and ease of placement.  Due to the lack of esthetics, it has lost popularity over the years, but it can still be a great option for certain situations.

What’s right for your child?

Several factors influence the performance, durability and longevity of the restoration.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Your child's nutritional habits
  • Your child's oral home care routine
  • The amount of "bad" bacteria in the mouth (ie. high or low)
  • The chewing force the restoration may endure
  • Where and how the restoration is placed
  • The components used in the filling material
  • The amount of tooth structure remaining

Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case.

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