Dental Fillings Specialist

Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry

Sara Bukhari, DDS

Certified Pediatric Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

Surprisingly, even children as young as seven months can have tooth decay and may need a dental filling. At Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Sara Bukhari provides fillings as an effective treatment option to restore your child’s tooth to its original state. For advanced and individualized pediatric dental care, call or schedule online to visit Dr. Bukhari.

Dental Fillings Q & A

by Sara Bukhari, DDS

What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are usually derived from two main ingredients: a plastic resin and a filler of fine, glass-like particles.

Dr. Bukhari designs most dental fillings to blend in with your child’s tooth enamel. The fillings match the natural color of the teeth and are most effective when placed in a visible area of the smile, such as on the gum line or front teeth.

Dr. Bukhari can bond the filling material to your child’s tooth enamel to insulate the tooth and create a secure and discreet filling.

Why would my child need a dental filling?

Even children as young as seven months old can start to experience some degree of tooth decay and cavities — holes that appear on the surface of the teeth, usually due to tooth decay.

Cavities can worsen if left untreated and can lead to more severe problems, such as chronic pain, an abscess, and even bone loss in both children and adults.

Dental fillings are a great way to prevent further damage, and Dr. Bukhari might recommend a dental filling if your child has tooth decay. Dental fillings are also an effective treatment option for gum-line decay or a chipped tooth.

What is the procedure for a dental filling?

Dr. Bukhari first gives your child a local anesthetic to prevent any pain. Dr. Bukhari carefully uses a drill to get rid of the decay and places the filling material into the hole in your child’s tooth. She points a special light at the filling to make it solidify — she may need to use the light a few times.

Dr. Bukhari makes the filling smooth by using the drill to complete the dental filling procedure. She gives you and your child customized instructions to help you take better care of their teeth and prevent cavities and tooth decay in the future.

What are the benefits of dental fillings?

Most children prefer to have their teeth restored to a more natural and discreet look.

Today’s dental fillings yield more natural-looking results and an incredibly close match to your child’s natural tooth color that allows the composite to blend in and even go unnoticed. Dental fillings are long-lasting and durable.

When only one tooth is affected by decay, a dental filling procedure can be completed in as little as 15 minutes.

In many cases, dental fillings are covered by insurance.

If your child needs high-quality, reliable dental fillings or if you have concerns about their oral health, call or schedule online to visit Dr. Bukhari.