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Benefits of Composite Fillings

When tooth decay damages the tooth enamel, slowly wearing it away, our gentle pediatric dentists may suggest a composite filling. Made from durable plastic, composite fillings are used to fill in the shallow impressions left on your tooth’s surface when decay is removed. The type of plastic, composite resin, provides many benefits over other types of dental fillings. Composite resin bonds directly with the original structure of a tooth, promoting strength and health. We can match the color of composite resin to the natural color of your child’s tooth as well. This is why composite fillings are often called white or tooth-colored fillings. At Growing Smiles, we want your child to feel confident in their smile.

More About the Procedure

Placing a composite filling is simple and generally only takes one visit to our pediatric dental office. All signs of decay and damage are removed, and the area is thoroughly cleaned. Composite fillings are soft, like putty, when first applied. Our pediatric dentists will sculpt the dental filling until it fits perfectly in the tooth’s natural pits and grooves. It is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. When taken care of properly, composite fillings can last for years.

Schedule a Visit Today!

Good dental habits are best established by an early age, and Growing Smiles is excited to be a part of such an important milestone in your child’s life. With offices in Richmond, St. Clair Shores and Chesterfield, we're just a hop, skip, and a jump away! You can also request an appointment online. We look forward to taking care of your child's beautiful smile!


I love all of the staff at Growing Smiles! My kids usually love going to the dentist, but this time my daughter was nervous. Michelle was so patient with her and so kind. By the time we left my daughter was all smiles!

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