Cavities & Fillings
Do you think your child may have a cavity and need a dental filling? Look no further than La Petite Dentistry. We strive to make your child’s dental filling or tooth restoration as quick and painless as possible. We all know tooth decay and cavities can be painful but it can also lead to worse infections if not treated properly. The good news is that tooth decay is also the most preventable disease in the world today. Dr. Mancini uses the latest technology to diagnose, treat and prevent tooth decay. We also strive to educate parents and children on proper dental hygiene so that both can help in preventing decay. We are a mercury-free and BPA free dental practice. Remember numbing requires NO SHOTS at La Petite Dentistry!
We are Mercury Free & BPA Free!
What You Should Know About Fillings
The dental industry has evolved and we do not use “silver” or amalgam to fix tooth decay. The problem with silver is that it can contain a percentage of mercury (which can be detrimental to children’s health). Metal fillings can also expand and contract over time as they are exposed to hot and cold temperatures. This can lead to exposed pockets around the filling and the tooth. Food and sugar can then get trapped in these little pockets causing further tooth decay. Tooth-colored restorations composed of resins and/or porcelain are a better alternative to metal fillings. These types of materials act as an aesthetic filler (who wants a bunch of metal in their mouth) and can actually help strengthen the tooth.