Natural-Looking Dental Fillings
For a moment, never mind the potential health risks of amalgam fillings. They’re also just plain unattractive and have the potential to harm your teeth further.
These traditional dental fillings may restore some bite functionality, but their dark coloration makes them highly visible. There is also evidence that mercury fillings cause more damage to your tooth. They also gradually expand over time, causing pressure on your tooth, leading to cracking and wear.
At élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges in Tulsa, we offer tooth-colored fillings made with natural-looking composite resins. This material won’t expand over time, so there is no risk of your tooth cracking in the future. For even greater strength and beauty, we also offer ceramic inlays and onlays—fillings that can strengthen your teeth. Many people wonder about the durability of tooth-colored fillings compared to amalgam fillings, but there’s no reason to worry. Tooth-colored fillings last just as long, if not longer.
These state-of-the-art fillings allow you to keep more of your tooth than amalgam fillings, and they help support the tooth structure. Many patients replace amalgam fillings with resin fillings because they blend seamlessly with their smiles.