Need to come in to fill a cavity or take care of a damaged tooth? We have you covered at The Art of Modern Dentistry. Our dentist and team provide composite dental fillings made to match your tooth color for a more natural look. Give us a call today at 918-622-3353 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Stokes and learn more about composite dental fillings in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The American Dental Association (ADA) defines a dental filling as “a restoration used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, fracture or wear.” There are several different types of dental fillings available, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. One type of dental filling is known as a composite filling.
Composite fillings are made of a mixture of glass quartz or ceramic filler and a resin binder. They are available in a variety of colors, so they can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are also sometimes referred to as tooth-colored fillings because of this.
Composite fillings have a number of benefits over other types of dental fillings. One benefit is that they bond directly to the tooth, which helps to support the remaining tooth structure and prevent further damage. Composite fillings also allow your dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth than other types of dental fillings.
Another benefit of composite fillings is that they are less likely to cause sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures than other types of dental fillings. This is because the composite material used in composite fillings does not conduct heat or cold as well as other materials, such as metal.
If you are considering having a filling placed, be sure to talk to Dr. Stokes about all of your options. Our team are happy to help you restore your smile.