When decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned-out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. Tooth-colored, or composite, fillings support and strengthen your teeth while restoring a beautiful, natural-looking smile to your face. To learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored dental fillings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and to make your appointment with Dr. Carrie Sessom or Dr. Cheryl Fleming, please call Riverwalk Dental Spa + Sleep Apnea Solutions today at 918-770-0027.
Dental fillings are used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage caused by cavities, fracturing, chipping, or other types of trauma. Dental fillings restore the strength and structure of your tooth, allowing you to once again enjoy good oral health and function. Using tooth-colored filling materials, our dentists can even ensure that your fillings blend in with your natural teeth.
Typically, dental fillings require only one visit to complete. Our dentists will begin by removing any decayed or damaged portions of your teeth. She will then clean the tooth thoroughly, and fill it with the composite filling material. The tooth will then be shaped to ensure that it retains its natural contours, and the filling will be hardened to complete your restoration.
We invite you to call or visit us today for more information about composite dental fillings and to schedule your appointment with our dental professionals.