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Posts for tag: fillings

By Franklin Dental
October 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: fillings  

No dental patient wants to hear they have a cavity. This structural breakdown of teeth happens nearly as often as the common cold, but fillingsunlike sneezes and sniffles, will not resolve on its own. Cavities need to be repaired to avoid any further dental problems, and at Franklin Dental, Dr. John Olsen provides his patients in Franklin, WI with resin, or tooth-colored fillings to aesthetically fix the damage. Learn about tooth-colored fillings here:

Why fillings are done

When a tooth develops a cavity, your Franklin dentist must remove the decay to stop the infection from spreading further. However, this process leaves a space in the tooth that is subject to more damage if bacteria gets inside. Untreated cavities can result in pain, root damage, gum-related issues or even tooth loss. Fillings replace the hollowed-out portion of the tooth, sealing off the sensitive inner sections and strengthening the outside.

Resin vs. metal fillings

The basic difference in the two filling materials used by your Franklin dentist is mainly a matter of cosmetic preference. When tooth-colored fillings were first introduced, they were recommended only for visible teeth or small cavities because they couldn't hold up as well as metal. However, the dental industry has improved upon the chemical makeup of resin fillings, and they are now comparable to metal in terms of durability. However, metal fillings are highly visible, even on back teeth, and can even discolor the gum tissue around them. Tooth-colored fillings from your dentist provide the stability your teeth need without detracting from your smile's appearance.

If you have a cavity, you can trust Dr. Olsen in Franklin, WI to have both your dental health and appearance in mind when he fixes them. Contact Dr. Olsen's office, Franklin Dental, to schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member today!

Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.


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