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Cavity Fillings in Norman, OK

Most people will develop a cavity over the course of their lives, even if they maintain good oral hygiene and visit their dentist for routine cleaning. When this occurs, dental fillings are an effective way to restore teeth damaged by decay. Dr. Wheatley may also recommend an inlay or onlay to restore your tooth.

To deliver the best quality results, Dr. Andrew Wheatley offers several materials to ensure you get beautiful, natural-looking results that blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Call (405) 857-6453 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wheatley. Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman accepts most insurance plans. Financing is available.

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To treat a cavity, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area on the tooth where the decayed material once resided. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. We offer a variety of filling materials, including tooth-colored composite. 

We offer a variety of filling options

Composite and amalgam restorations

The most common simple restoration or “filling” is a composite resin customized to the color of your natural teeth, creating a more natural appearance. These tooth-colored fillings are less noticeable than other materials.  Dr. Wheatley offers “silver” fillings made of amalgam if needed or requested.

Even if you don’t have any new cavities, we will check existing fillings during your regular check-up to ensure they are still in great shape and may recommend replacing a filling as needed.  Dr. Wheatley believes in amalgam fillings and does not recommend replacement unless they are failing. If it isn’t broken, we don’t pressure you to “fix” it!

Call us at Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman at (405) 857-6453 or contact us for more information.