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Dental Fillings

Even with the best oral hygiene, cavities happen. Left untreated, dental decay can have serious effects on your smile.

At Dental Haus Germantown, we provide fillings that are more conservative, longer-lasting, and more attractive than metal fillings. 

Learn more about tooth-colored fillings and experience a new take on modern dentistry at our Nashville, TN, practice...

What are composite fillings and what are the treatment benefits?

Composite fillings are made of a soft, pliable composite resin that can be hardened and polished to resemble enamel. Patients are choosing this option more and more over amalgam fillings because they are:

Natural-Looking

Traditional fillings consist of a metal amalgam that is very noticeable. In contrast, the dental material that is used for white fillings resembles natural dental tissue so closely, it even has applications in cosmetic dentistry.

Metal-Free

Amalgam fillings contain a mixture of various metals, including mercury. Although the American Dental Association recently reaffirmed the amount is entirely safe, many patients still prefer not to have metal placed in their bodies.

Conservative

The best way to preserve your oral health is to remove as little natural tooth structure as possible. Composite resin bonds more easily with a tooth than metal, allowing us to preserve more of your natural dental tissue.

Less Reactive

Metal amalgam expands and contracts when exposed to heat and cold. Over time, this can cause hairline cracks in an otherwise healthy tooth. Most of these patients will eventually require an inlay or onlay (a larger type of filling) or a porcelain dental crown to protect their oral health.

"Clean and Professional" Learn why patients choose us

"Clean, professional, everyone was very nice, and the standard dental cleaning I got was done very well as far as I could tell and everything they were doing was explained clearly...exactly what I'm looking for in a dentist/dentist office." Jamie W.

What to Expect The Filling Procedure

During a consultation at our Nashville dental office, your dentist will examine the tooth that needs to be repaired and determine if a dental filling will be sufficient. We also offer inlays, onlays, and porcelain crowns. For more extreme cavities or other dental damage, we might recommend dental implants following an extraction.
Fillings are more effective and lifelike than ever before.
Fillings are more effective and lifelike than ever before.

Numb the Area

First, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding tissue.

Prepare the Tooth

To begin, we will remove any tooth decay and sterilize the tooth. 

Place the Filling

The composite resin is used to fill the void after the removal of decayed tissue. The dentist will carefully shape the material.

Cure the Resin

A special type of light will expedite the bonding process and harden the filling. Lastly, the tooth will be polished to a lifelike sheen.
You might experience some slight sensitivity in the days following your appointment, but this side-effect will subside on its own.

Carefully Designed with You in Mind

Dr. John-Morgan Correll

Dental Haus Germantown

Dental Haus Germantown is an elite dental boutique that provides high-quality dentistry in a state-of-the-art environment. Dr. John-Morgan Correll is an affiliate of prestigious organizations such as:

  • American Dental Association 
  • American College of Prosthodontists

To request an appointment, fill out our online form or call our office today.

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