Natural-Looking Restorative Treatment
If your child has a decayed tooth that needs to be restored, our cosmetic tooth-colored fillings in North Port, FL, and the Venice, Port Charlotte, and Englewood, FL, areas, are a natural-looking solution. A filling is a common procedure, but Dr. Frank C. Pettinato II, DMD, MS, uses a resin composite material instead of the traditional metal type. Any surface area where a filling can be noticed is a great location for tooth-colored fillings because we perfectly match the resin composite to the color of your child’s existing teeth.
Our cosmetic fillings are highly durable and resistant to stress when installed. Tooth-colored fillings blend with your child’s surrounding teeth and enhance a bright appearance.
How Do You Know When Your Child Needs a Dental Filling?
If you suspect that your child needs a filling, don’t wait until their next routine appointment. Give our office a call if you experience any of the following:
- Toothache or ongoing pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Lost or broken existing filling
- A dark spot on the tooth
Patients who ignore these signs could end up with a more advanced problem, as bacteria quickly invades an untreated cavity. Contact our office right away, so we can fully restore your child’s tooth’s function as soon as possible.
Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings are necessary to prevent cavities. Additionally, you should limit the number of sugary beverages and snacks your child consumes. Excess sugar can feed bad bacteria that remain in the mouth after brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Highly acidic foods, such as orange juice, can break down the protective enamel on teeth, giving bad bacteria a place to feed on excess sugar.
Certain mouths are prone to cavities regardless of dental hygiene habits and diets. For example, a mouth with crowded teeth often has points of friction between the teeth that lead to incipient dental caries, or signs of potential cavities. If your child is prone to cavities (one or more per year) despite a rigorous dental regimen, we would be happy to discuss proactive steps we can take to decrease their cavity risk level.
Visit Us for Tooth-Colored Fillings in North Port, FL & the Venice, Port Charlotte & Englewood, FL, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your child's New Patient Appointment today by calling (941) 841-1010. You may also use our convenient online form. Your child's appointment includes the following:
- Tour the Office
- Complete Examination
- Professional Cleaning
- Digital X-Rays As Needed
- Evaluation of Your Child’s Brushing and Flossing
- Instructions ON How to Properly Brush and Floss
- Free Orthodontic Evaluation
- Discuss Your Goals
During your child's appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process and answer any questions you have. We look forward to helping your child reach their best smile!