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Studies have shown that almost 33% of children aged 2 to 5 have had a cavity. Even though baby teeth are only around for a few short years, it’s still important to keep them healthy because they hold the space for your child’s adult teeth. They also help develop proper speech patterns and help your child chew.

The procedure is the same for a child as it is for an adult. Depending on the size of the decayed area, a local anesthetic may be given, and if your child has any anxiety over the procedure, we have some sedation options available to make the procedure more comfortable.

After the decay is removed, a special gel is used to clean and etch the surface. Once the filling material is in place, it is light-cured, polished, and adjusted to make sure it doesn’t interfere with your child’s bite. The tooth-colored filling material is much like a natural tooth in texture and is matched to your child’s tooth color.

After treatment, it’s important to maintain a regular homecare routine of brushing and flossing twice daily, so your child’s restorations stay healthy and prevent any more decay.

‘‘I have gotten an implant crown and a bridge from Dr. Callier and his technicians in addition to regular checkups. The service is friendly, the explanations of all procedures superb, and I think they have better technology than other dentists.’’
Duncan Fick


Tooth-colored fillings are made from a mixture of fine glass and plastic particles. They are customized to match your enamel to blend in when you smile. Although they aren’t made from metal, they are durable. They generally last 10 to 12 years before needing to be replaced.
While there are several options for dental fillings, tooth-colored fillings are a safe and aesthetically-appealing option for treating tooth decay and provide many advantages over traditional metal fillings. Continue reading to learn more about their benefits.
On the plus side, composite fillings are quite durable and bond well to the natural tooth. In addition, because they are added in layers, they look more natural, match the other teeth more precisely, and provide an aesthetically pleasing look that many patients are proud to show off.
Metal fillings – also called amalgam fillings – are made from a combination of metals such as silver, tin, copper and mercury. Tooth-colored fillings – also known as composite fillings – are made from a mixture of plastic and ceramic.


A healthy smile is a beautiful smile.