Fillings are used to replace tooth structure that has been lost due to a cavity or trauma. The filling material that our office uses is safe and can sometimes be matched to the color of the tooth.
Many parents have questions regarding why it is necessary to fill a cavity on a baby tooth. Baby teeth help children speak clearly and learn how to chew healthy foods in a normal manner. They form the path that adult teeth tend to follow as they begin to come in. Baby teeth need to be intact and in good condition for your child’s overall health. We must remember the very important functions of baby teeth!