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You have a cavity, so now you're worried you might lose your tooth. You can save your smile and end dental pain with a simple treatment.

A filling placed by Dr. Ruth Bailey at her Knoxville, TN, dental office could be all you need to restore your tooth's form and function.

Learn how the team at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville can restore your tooth with a filling.

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings Yield Beautiful Results

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Dr. Bailey can repair tooth decay and other dental flaws with a high-quality, tooth-colored filling that expertly matches the shade of your tooth. Many of her patients with metallic, amalgam fillings on their teeth choose to replace them with natural-looking composite fillings.

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Interested in a natural-looking composite filling to restore a damaged tooth? Contact us for an appointment at our luxurious Knoxville, TN, dental practice.

4 Benefits of Composite Resin Fillings

Dr. Bailey is an experienced dentist who uses state-of-the-art composite resin to create dental fillings. When you have a small cavity or another dental issue, these modern fillings offer you many benefits over old-fashioned gold fillings or fillings made from an amalgam (mixture) of metals.
Number one

Blend In With Your Teeth

Dr. Bailey can skillfully match the shade of your composite resin filling to your natural tooth. Metal-colored gold or amalgam fillings, made from a mixture of silver, zinc, and mercury, can be highly noticeable when you laugh, talk, or smile.

Number two

Contain No Metal

Some people are allergic to fillings made from amalgam. In other cases, our patients simply prefer not to place metal in their bodies.

Number three

Cost-Effective Option

Gold fillings can be costly and may not be covered by insurance. Plans differ, but our affordable composite resin fillings are usually covered. We also offer financing options to help you manage any out-of-pocket fees.

Number four

Versatile Treatment

Dr. Bailey can use resin fillings to repair teeth affected by cavities, cracks, chips, or wear from grinding.

Our Knoxville Patients Love Their 5-Star Smiles


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WOW!!! I had the best experience at Dr. Baileys office. From the beginning calling into the office Charlotte was such a delight. When I arrived at my appointment I waited less than 3 minutes. My hygienist was very thorough. She made sure to examine and hear all of my concerns. The Hygienist was so knowledgeable & friendly. efficient. After my cleaning, I was scheduled for a filling immediately after seeing the dentist. The dentist was very through and quick. I will always choose Dr. Baileys office.

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Emma Cotter


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Best dentist experience ever! I moved to Knoxville for school a couple of years ago and had not seen a dentist for a couple of years. Dr. Sliger is so nice and made me feel very comfortable the whole time, checking on me every so often to make sure I was still doing alright. She is also very gentle and I barely felt the injection! I could not be happier with the front desk staff and techs, everyone was so kind and welcoming and I know I’ve found my permanent dentist in Knoxville!

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Why Choose Dr. Bailey for Your Fillings?

  • Experience
  • Dr. Bailey has practiced dentistry for over 40 years and has provided first-class care to Knoxville area patients since 1982.
  • Conservative Treatment
  • Unless absolutely necessary, Dr. Bailey will only remove a small portion of damaged dental tissue in order to repair a tooth with a filling. 
  • Laser Dentistry
  • By using a laser instead of a traditional drill, dental tissue can be removed more conservatively, precisely, and effectively. Lasers also reduce pain, bleeding, and recovery time and do not produce the negative sensations associated with drills.
  • Patient-Friendly
  • Dentist Ruth Bailey and her team are well-known for treating patients of all ages with the utmost care and compassion in a welcoming, safe environment.

The Biomimetic Dentistry Difference


Dr. Bailey, born and raised in Tennessee, practices biomimetic dentistry, meaning that she focuses on non-invasive, conservative oral health care. Whether you need a filling or a crown to restore a compromised tooth, her goal is to preserve as much of your tooth's healthy tissue and structure as possible.

When Is a Crown Needed Instead of a Filling?

Dr. Bailey will always try to restore your tooth with a filling to prevent further decay or damage. However, if the tooth has a large cavity caused by extensive decay or a severe break due to trauma, she may recommend a high-quality crown to stabilize and protect it. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville

For over 30 years, the team of compassionate professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has provided families in the greater Knoxville area with beautiful smiles through biomimetic dentistry. Our dentists are members of a number of national affiliations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentists

To schedule an appointment at our Knoxville, TN, dentistry practice, contact us online or call (865) 588-1294.

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