We offer temporary dental fillings to protect your child’s teeth.
Your child’s oral health is extremely important. To help your child maintain good oral hygiene habits, we recommend visiting our dental office in Tampa, Florida twice a year. We offer a vast number of dental services at Smile Cove Pediatric Dental, and we are prepared to make your child’s experience here a positive one so that they can return home feeling motivated to take great care of their teeth.
One of the dental care services we offer is temporary dental fillings. Temporary fillings are not that different from permanent fillings, but they use different materials, such as zinc oxide eugenol and IRM (Intermediate Restorative Material).
Temporary dental fillings are not as durable as permanent ones because they are only designed to protect the tooth for a short period of time, often between a series of visits for a procedure. Temporary dental fillings are also used in emergencies and as a solution while you wait for your child’s custom restorations, such as a dental crown, to be made.
Because temporary dental fillings are less durable, it’s important for you to help your child care for them while awaiting a permanent solution. For example, hard, sticky candies or other food should be avoided to prevent damage to the fillings.
If you are looking for a dental office that can provide the attentive, professional services you need for your child, look no further than ours. We are passionate about providing excellent services for families and making our young patients feel comfortable during their visits. Contact us today to make an appointment for your child.