The type of fillings that can be used on children

Where possible, we use a tooth-coloured filling material called composite resin when restoring children’s teeth. This is also commonly used for adult tooth fillings. This white tooth filling can be used on deciduous, baby teeth and adult, permanent teeth. We prefer to use it because:
  • Aesthetically, it is as close as you can get to the colour and translucency of natural teeth
  • Functionally, in comparison to some temporary materials it is stronger
  • Composite resin is also suitable as fissure sealants for children’s permanent molar teeth – to reduce the risk of decay and the future need for fillings
  • It does not require as much tooth preparation as amalgam (metal) fillings
Composite resin, however, is not ideal for every child’s tooth or cavity as this material works best as small fillings in low-stress areas. If our specialist ITTIHAD dentists determine that white tooth fillings may be unsuitable for your child’s case, we will discuss the alternatives with you during their appointment.