Our pediatric dentist uses a tooth colored filling using a material called a Composite Resin. Because composite resins are tooth-colored, they look more natural than other filling materials. Your child can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. In addition, tooth-colored fillings are compatible with dental sealants. A tooth can be filled and sealed at the same time to prevent further decay. During your child’s visit, all the steps will be taken to help ease your child’s mind and get rid of any anxieties. A numbing agent will be applied to the area that the Novocain will be injected. This will help get rid of any pain that may be present during the injection. Once your child is completely numb, the pediatric dentist will drill out the cavity. Once the tooth is completely cavity-free, the pediatric dentist will fill the tooth with composite resin. Once the composite resin fills up the tooth, a special light will be used to “cure” the composite resin into a hard, tooth like material. The final step is to polish and filing down any excess material to ensure that the bite is perfect. For front teeth fillings, the pediatric dentist will use composite resin material that best matches the natural color of the tooth and its surrounding teeth. Once the fillings are complete, your child should resume normal oral care, such as brushing and flossing.