Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are used to repair decay, seal small fractures, and mask cosmetic flaws. These fillings bond to the teeth and match the natural color of your teeth to restore function and aesthetics.

Tooth Colored Fillings
by Dr. Jacob Whitney

What Causes Cavities, and How Do Fillings Help?

Currently, dental fillings are the standard for repairing small damage caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay is the leading cause for tooth loss in patients. Most adults will experience some degree of tooth decay in their lives. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria builds and produces an acidic byproduct which eats away at teeth.

When the structure of the tooth has been compromised, the tooth becomes susceptible to infection and further damage. When left untreated, tooth decay can create more complex dental concerns. Early detection allows for conservative dental treatments such as dental fillings. Fillings are an effective treatment for repairing small chips, cracks and gaps.

What to Expect from Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure and can typically be completed in just one visit to our Sand Springs office.  The procedure will begin with Dr. Whitney removing all diseased tissue from the tooth. Once that tissue is removed, the tooth will be thoroughly clean and prepared for the filling.

Once completed, the dental filling will help to stabilize the structure of the tooth and prevent further damage. Using a dental filling to treat a cosmetic concern can help prevent it from developing into a more advanced problem later on.

Tooth colored fillings are made from composite resin. This material is highly customizable, and allows Dr. Whitney to blend and mix shades to match your natural teeth. Tooth colored fillings also support the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes.


To schedule your filling appointment, or to learn more about our practice here at Sand Springs Family Dentistry, contact our Dentist and the team at (918) 245-5979.


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Dr. Jacob Whitney

Dr. Whitney is a licensed and board-certified dentist in the State of Oklahoma who's greatest desire to give his patients the best care possible in the most comfortable environment. It is his promise to provide you with all the options and his recommendations but to never recommend a treatment that is not necessary for your oral health.

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