The Gist on Tooth Fillings

Dental Fillings/Restorations | Hickory, North Carolina

Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You might have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold or hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain and/or bad breath.

Dental wellness visit

Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth need repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to find out the extent of the damage.

Patient getting X-Rays at McKinney-Graham Dental Arts

Dr. Graham with a patient

Are you in the Hickory Metro area and in need of a painless dental filling? Here at McKinney-Graham Dental Arts, we want to provide a service that will leave you smiling! Many of our patients leave the office feeling surprised, relieved, and amazed at how painless getting a filling can be with one of our highly specialized dentists. Getting a filling really isn’t all that bad here at McKinney-Graham!

Child at dentist appointment

Fun trip to the dentist

What are dental fillings/restorations?

Dental fillings/ restorations are sometimes a necessity to maintaining good oral health. Teeth can be prone to cavities, especially if you skip dental cleanings, drink acidic beverages or do not floss regularly.

Child at dentist appointment

Dental fillings/ restorations repair decayed teeth back to their natural, healthy form. The decayed part will be removed and replaced with a filling. If you do need dental fillings/restorations in Hickory, North Carolina, we can help.

Dr. LeCroy with a patient

Why choose us for your tooth filling/restoration?

We make the process as easy and painless as possible.

Getting dental fillings/restorations is not exactly someone’s idea of a fun time, but choosing the right dentist for this treatment can make all the difference. Dr. Graham and Dr. McKinney ensure open communication with patients to ensure that we can come up with the best solutions that will work for you. Once we have created the plan together, we’ll walk you through each step of the process with steady hands and a confidence that will put you at ease. We’ve got your back!

Dr. McKinney with his patient

Our doctors use tooth-colored resin material when possible.

We are pleased to provide our patients with tooth-colored resin material in most of our dental fillings, simultaneously strengthening your teeth and giving them a natural appearance. They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural in your mouth and also means that your mouth will remain “mercury-FREE.” Our goal is durability that will last. For more information regarding dental fillings or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.

Wendy with a patient at McKinney-Graham

As a dentist practice in Hickory, NC, Dr. McKinney and Dr. Graham, along with our entire team, are highly trained in the most advanced dental treatment options available. Here at McKinney-Graham, we want to bring the highest quality dental care to our home town and surrounding areas.

Dental visit at McKinney-Graham

Unsure if you need dental fillings/restorations in Hickory, North Carolina? Fill out the form below to set up your appointment today. We can give you a thorough oral exam so that you know what’s really going on and we can come up with the best treatment options for you. Be sure to schedule your regular dental wellness visit as well.

Yi having fun at McKinney-Graham Dental Arts

Kids walking into McKinney-Graham Dental Arts for dentist appointment


McKinney-Graham Dental Arts – Hickory’s Finest Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dental Practice

Hickory appreciates what is “well-crafted,” and we believe that’s exactly how our teeth should be. Two premier Hickory dentists join together as McKinney-Graham Dental Arts—in our state-of-the-art facility—to provide YOU with quality cosmetic treatments and comprehensive dental care for our Hickory community.

Looking for a new dentist in the Hickory Metro area?

Looking for a new dentist in the Hickory Metro area? McKinney-Graham Dental Arts is now accepting new patients!McKinney-Graham Dental Arts is now accepting new patients!

McKinney-Graham Dental Arts in Hickory, NC. We’re a full service dental office, offering comprehensive and restorative dental care, spending some extra time focusing on cosmetics and dental implants.

Why Choose McKinney-Graham Dental Arts?

Advanced Dental Care & Technology

Our team offers the highest standard of dental care available by using the most advanced technology, with an experienced team in our friendly, compassionate clinic.

Comprehensive Dental Services in One Location

McKinney-Graham Dental Arts offers everything you need to maintain and restore your healthy, beautiful smile – all in one dentist office location in Hickory, NC.

Friendly & Caring Dentist and Dental Office Staff

We are professional, courteous, and here for you! We really strive to make you feel as comfortable and special as possible. You and your family’s overall health is our #1 priority.

McKinney-Graham Dental Arts offers everything you need to maintain and restore your healthy, beautiful smile – all in one location.

We are pleased to offer comprehensive general and family dentistry in Hickory, North Carolina in Catawba County, so you can feel confident that we can always provide the care your smile needs.

Family Dentist Office

We are dedicated to being a dental office for the whole family, meaning we know how to handle dental anxiety and how to make treatments as easy as possible for our patients, including children. Dr. McKinney and Dr. Graham, along with the rest of our skilled team, enjoy caring for patients of all ages at our office.

General Dentist Accepting New Patients

We always welcome new patients, from children and teenagers to adults and seniors, to visit our practice for the dental care you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. No matter your treatment, our goal is to keep you comfortable and relaxed. We work together with you to come up with the best solutions that work for you.

Schedule Your Appointment

Are you ready to jump into your smile transformation journey? We’re here for you. Take a leap, and give us a call! Let’s get started today.