Tooth-Colored Fillings – Norman, OK

Natural-Looking Solutions for Cavities

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If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for a tooth-colored filling in Norman. A silicon dioxide-filled, natural-looking plastic mixture, tooth-colored fillings can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. They also provide several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings.

Why Choose Bobby J. Carmen, DDS for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Reliable, Lifelike Dental Materials
  • Personable, Experienced Dentist
  • Clean, Modern Dental Office

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Because tooth-colored fillings are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the biocompatibility of the composite resin material actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small fillings can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried-and-true amalgams. Best of all, they allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.

Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from tooth-colored fillings. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor your fillings unless you ask to have them coated with a clear plastic sealant.