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The My Tooth Fairy clinic selects the optimal material for filling when treatment requires tissue cleaning with subsequent fillings. The material for treatment is determined individually but according to the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness;
  • No harm to the formation of a permanent tooth;
  • Non-toxicity;
  • Possibility for easy, long installation.

Feel free to ask your doctor about fillings for children and why this particular material was chosen.

The choice of filling material depends on many factors: the age of the child, the problem with which you consulted a doctor, the health of neighboring teeth, etc.

Different types of materials have their advantages and disadvantages:


  • Photopolymer seals are subject to high-quality work. They are recommended for installation for children from 3 years. Used when the child can sit quietly in a chair. They are not used in acute intensive caries (because they do not have an anti-carious effect), and weak tissues can not withstand such a seal.
  • Glass ionomers – a modern, high-quality material widely recommended in pediatric dentistry. The advantages include strength, non-toxicity, bioactivity, and good adhesion to tooth tissues and other materials. If the cavity of the lesion is deep (deep caries), then we choose a glass ionomer. It is believed that it creates an additional reliable barrier (gasket), which reduces the likelihood of the recurrence of cavities.
  • Seals that combine the advantages of photopolymer and glass ionomer. It’s a plastic, durable, easy-to-use, bioactive (releases fluorine) material.

We have described only the most obvious pros and cons of filling materials for children: a pediatric dentist knows all the nuances of use, so choose the best option.

At My Tooth Fairy’s, we will keep your kid’s smile nice and healthy. Do you need a professional consultation or need urgent help? Contact us to book an appointment and we’ll gladly provide you with the needed help.

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