About Dental Fillings
WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry hopes to provide the best care for growing smiles in Prosper, TX, and surrounding communities. Fillings are an important dental treatment for young patients because they prevent further tooth decay and restore the strength of a damaged tooth. Our team offers restorative dental fillings that are completely mercury-free and BPA- free. Dr. Karrie Lee offers composite resin for fillings, which combines resin and ceramic particles. This material bonds very well to the enamel and provides better protection from future decay. Call our office today to learn more about our process or schedule an appointment for your child.
Dental Fillings Reviews
"My children have been patients of Dr. Karrie for the past couple of years. She is such a kind & gentle dentist! ❤️ She always explains things, not only to me as a parent, but also to my children so they don’t have any surprises. This week my daughter had a filling fall out! I wasn't sure what would happen, with all of the uncertainty of Covid-19, but I went ahead & called the dentist office. Dr. Karrie called me back. After we talked about what happened, she told me what our options were. We saw her the very next day, & she put in a temporary filing to take care of the problem during this crazy time. We’re so thankful! 💗"- R.J. / Facebook / Apr 24, 2020
"My wife and I just took our son and daughter in for check ups, fillings and cleanings! We highly recommend Dr Karrie and her staff. During this uncertain time we felt safe in their care. The office was clean, they have medical grade air purifiers and only have one family in at a time. Our children love her and love going in for their check ups. If only they saw adults, life would be perfect!"- C.K. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
"My children have been patients of Dr. Karrie for the past couple of years. She is such a kind & gentle dentist! She always explains things, not only to me as a parent, but also to my children so they don’t have any surprises. This week my daughter had a filling fall out! I wasn't sure what would happen, with all of the uncertainty of Covid-19, but I went ahead & called the dentist office. Dr. Karrie called me back. After we talked about what happened, she told me what our options were. We saw her the very next day, & she put in a temporary filing to take care of the problem during this crazy time. We’re so thankful! ❤️"- R.J. / Facebook / Apr 24, 2020
"My 7 year old had a great experience here with a pain free filling, Disney+ and a blanket fresh from the warmer. Thank you guys and keep up the great work!"- C.A. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
Who is a candidate for dental fillings?
Dental fillings are recommended for young patients who have experienced some form of tooth decay. They are also used to treat worn teeth, cracks in teeth, or those who have experienced dental trauma. WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry will assess if your child is a good candidate for dental fillings. This appointment may include x-rays, an oral exam, and a discussion of your child's overall health and dental history. We use the latest tools and techniques to provide high-quality restorative care.
What to expect during dental filling treatment
Getting a dental filling at WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry is a generally easy process. Our team starts by numbing your child's mouth — so they feel completely comfortable and at ease. Stronger sedation may be considered for children with severe fears or dental anxieties. We then use cutting-edge tools and technologies to remove the decayed tooth material. Once the area is clean and prepared, the filling is carefully placed in the tooth, shaped, and polished to match the surrounding teeth.
Dental fillings FAQs
How long do dental fillings last?
The lifespan of a filling depends on the type of material used and how well it is taken care of and cleaned. With proper dental hygiene, most dental fillings from a pediatric dentist can last for years. This makes them an excellent long-term treatment for young people with teeth that are decayed or damaged.
How do I clean my child's teeth?
Pediatric dentists usually don't recommend that children under three years old use a toothbrush for cleaning. This is because bristles can be damaging to the soft tissues and baby teeth. After three years old, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and prevent future problems that require fillings.
How else can I prevent cavities?
Proper oral hygiene is important if you want to prevent cavities in Prosper, TX. Fluoride treatment may help, in addition to brushing twice a day, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash. Continue to visit our talented pediatric dentists for regular checkups and call if you have any problems with their teeth or gums.
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