If you have a dental cavity, you will want to come to our dental practice for treatment. At Grant D. Hensley DDS, our Franklin TN dentist, Dr. Grant Hensley, will fix your decayed tooth with a tooth-colored filling.
At our dental office, our Franklin TN dentist is very proud to offer natural tooth-colored fillings for our patients. Tooth-colored fillings materials are now available to correct different types of dental problems as well as protect teeth from further damage after a cavity is detected. The same material that is used for tooth-colored fillings can be used for dental bonding. Dental bonding can be used to fix structural or cosmetic problems on teeth that are smaller in size. For example, if you have a surface crack on a tooth, or a tooth has a small chip, it can be easily fixed with natural tooth-colored filling materials. These materials are aesthetically pleasing because they will perfectly color-match your teeth and they cannot be seen at all once they are installed. Today composite fillings are extremely strong and able to withstand vigorous chewing forces. In fact, today, composite fillings can be used to fixed decayed areas of teeth and replace older silver amalgam fillings. These older silver amalgam fillings are not attractive as they are in complete contrast to the color of the tooth. When a dentist treats a dental cavity with a silver amalgam filling, more tooth enamel needs to be removed. However, if a tooth-colored filling is used, much less tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to accommodate the composite filling. Additionally, fillings are actually bonded to the tooth, and will actually serve to strengthen the tooth once it is applied.
If you would like an appointment to meet with our Franklin TN dentist to get the very finest dental care, including tooth-colored fillings, if needed, contact us today.