Tooth Fillings Stop Decay In Its Tracks
  • Wellness Plan members save 20% on fillings
  • Maintain your smile with non-metal fillings
  • End dental pain caused by cavities

Repair Dental Damage With Tooth Fillings in Broken Arrow, OK

No one wants cavities. Even so, 92 percent of adults in the U.S. will have at least one during their lives. When you need tooth fillings in Broken Arrow, you should get one that:

  • Restores the function of your tooth
  • Protects against further decay
  • Keeps your tooth’s natural appearance

You’ll get fillings with all these features at LakeCrest Dental. Plus, you’ll receive 20 percent off when you join the LakeCrest Dental Wellness Plan. Just call 918-205-4492 for an appointment.

If you are among the lucky 8 percent without cavities, keep doing what you should to stay free from decay, including visiting us for regular dental cleanings and exams.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Don’t Let Your Repair Stand Out

If you already have a cavity, then you should fix the problem. Our white fillings can do all the things that metal fillings do without affecting your natural smile. Our tooth-colored fillings:

  • Use the same resin that we use for our tooth bonding. While bonding is done for cosmetic reasons, fillings offer restorative dentistry benefits.
  • Stop the tooth sensitivity or pain you may feel because of decay.
  • Blend in bin seamlessly with your other teeth after they are hardened and polished. Amalgam fillings (made with mercury and other metals) can stand out and become just as distracting as the decay on your tooth once was.

If cavities aren’t treated, they can cause discoloration which can leave you feeling self-conscious about smiling. They also can lead to painful infections, which may require root canals or tooth removal.

That’s why you should do something about your decay as soon as you realize you have it. Call 918-205-4492 to make an appointment with our team at LakeCrest Dental. You can also make an appointment online. We are happy to give you natural-looking tooth fillings in Broken Arrow.

Common Questions About Tooth Fillings

What are tooth fillings made out of?

Our fillings are made of a blend of glass and plastic called composite. Unlike metal fillings, we can match composite to the color of your other teeth so it looks completely natural in your smile. Composite fillings also allow you to keep more of your natural tooth structure because we’ll remove less of your tooth to place one.

Can tooth fillings cause health problems?

In rare instances, a metal filling can cause an allergic reaction, usually in a patient with a known sensitivity to metal. Fillings made of amalgam (metal) also contain mercury. While both the FDA and the American Dental Association say mercury in fillings is safe, some studies have raised health concerns. With composite fillings, there are no worries related to mercury!

How often should tooth fillings be replaced?

While composite fillings offer numerous advantages over metal fillings, composite material typically doesn’t last as long. Tooth-colored composite generally lasts at least five years and sometimes years longer than that. Many factors can influence the duration of fillings, including where they are located in your mouth. We’ll check the condition of your fillings during every dental exam.