Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Your children’s primary teeth are crucial to their development. That's why it's important to find the best family dentistry. As a parent, you need to make sure that they retain these teeth and maintain their optimum health as long as possible. However, oral health issues can be common among children. Tooth decay is the number one dental problem that affects the health of your children’s primary teeth. Luckily, there are ways to restore the damage. A simple tooth filling can restore the health and appearance of your children’s teeth.

Today, all over the world, doctors carry out restorative dental procedures on a daily basis in children. There have been many remarkable developments in restorative dental health care over the last decade. These include the introduction of many various filling materials that promise esthetics, relief from tooth pain, durability, and many more benefits. With many options to choose from, restoring and maintaining the look and health of your children’s teeth has never been this easy and convenient.

To start the restorative dental process, Dr. Perkins removes the decayed part of the tooth, its accompanying debris, and the immediate area is cleaned. He then places the filling material into the cavity to seal and preserve it from further infection or inflammation. By closing the cavity off, it prevents bacteria from entering. A tooth filling is also helpful in stopping further decay. If your children suffer from tooth decay, you may want to consider this restorative dentistry option.

Rely On The Top Family Dentistry

If you are unsure which filling material to choose or if you wondering what works best for your children’s oral health care, look to Gregory D. Perkins.  He offers superior-quality filling solutions. While there is no particular type of tooth filling that is best for anyone, Dr. Perkins can help you determine which one is right for your child. The common filling materials used include porcelain, composite resin, amalgam, and gold. He will conduct a thorough checkup of your children’s mouth, determine the full extent of the damage caused by tooth decay, identify any problems, and make other necessary considerations. These include what type of fillings should be used, whether or not your child may have allergic reactions to certain materials, and where to position the tooth that needs filling.

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Types Of Fillings

Gold fillings have been shown to be the best material to use, although it can be more expensive. These fillings can last up to 20 years and they are made-to-order.

Amalgam fillings are inexpensive but they are more noticeable because of its dark hue. Because of their dark appearance, these fillings are not recommended for the front teeth or in other visible areas.

Composite Resin fillings are made to match the color of the teeth.  They are one of the better fillings to use for cavities located in the front of the mouth. However, while they create a more natural appearance, they tend to discolor with tobacco and coffee use and only last up to 10 years.

Porcelain fillings are bonded to the tooth and are designed to match the teeth’s color and resist discoloration. Its cost, however, is about the same as gold fillings. If you need help deciding what materials to choose, Dr. Perkins would be happy to help. He offers a wide selection of high-quality tooth fillings and would be able to offer great advice to match your specific needs.

Call The Best Family Dentistry In Sandy Utah

When it comes to tooth fillings, make Dr. Perkins your number one choice. No matter what stage of life you are in, we treat everyone like they are family. Not only will you get great service and respect, but you'll also get the best dental care in Sandy.  Contact our office today at (801) 255-4870  for more information or if you would like to speak with Dr. Perkins directly.

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