Silver Diamine Fluoride in Memphis

Silver Diamine Fluoride
in Memphis, TN

Ensure your child's smile stays bright and healthy with our compassionate and innovative Silver Diamine Fluoride solution. Contact us today!

Silver Diamine Fluoride in Memphis

What Is SDF?

Silver diamine fluoride, or SDF, is a liquid material used in preventative dentistry against dental caries and tooth sensitivity. As the name implies, the liquid solution consists of silver, ammonia, water, and fluoride. They’re immensely useful for stopping the progression of dental decay since they kill the cavity-causing bacteria, especially in hard-to-reach areas. They also desensitize the tooth to prevent tooth hypersensitivity.

No items found.

What Are the Benefits of SDF

Completely Non-Invasive

The SDF process is non-invasive and doesn’t involve injections, drilling, or incisions on the gum tissues. This makes it an excellent option for children with dental anxiety or phobia. All the dentist has to do is apply the SDF on their teeth, and they're good to go.


SDF is among the most cost-effective treatments against cavities and dental decay and is a great option for patients on a budget. Moreover, the treatment is just as effective as more expensive treatments against dental decay, thus giving value for money.

Protects the Tooth From Cavities

Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment not only stops the progression of existing cavities but also protects the tooth from further bacterial infections. The hard layer of silver and fluoride compounds forms a protective, impenetrable layer against bacteria. Moreover, the treatment lasts for months, offering long-term protection against bacteria.

The Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment Process

Dental Examination

The first step in the SDF treatment is a comprehensive dental examination. This usually involves a visual inspection of your child’s teeth to help the dentists identify areas of concern. If your child qualifies SDF treatment, the dentist will proceed to the next step.

Tooth Isolation and SDF Application

Next, the dentists will use cotton balls or a dental dam to isolate the affected tooth to protect the mouth lining and other teeth from coming into contact with the SDF. Once isolated, our Memphis pediatric dentist will use a micro brush or applicator to apply the SDF on the affected area, ensuring complete coverage.

Drying and Setting and Patient Aftercare

The dentists will allow the SDF layer to dry, forming a layer of silver particles and fluoride compounds on the teeth. Once dried, the dentist will provide instructions for caring for the affected teeth and schedule follow-up appointments to check your child’s treatment progress. This marks the end of the SDF process.

Before & Afters

A smile is worth 1,000 words.

See real patient success stories.

Did you know?

51% of kids between the ages of 5-11 have at least one cavity. If left untreated, cavities can lead to further complications like tooth infections.

Book Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Does Dental Insurance Cover SDF?

Yes, most dental insurance providers cover SDF treatments under preventative treatment against cavities. However, it’s worth noting that not all providers will cover the treatment. We recommend talking to your insurance agent to determine whether they cover the treatment. If not, you can try to liaise with us to develop a mutually beneficial payment plan.

Smile Brighter, Soar Higher

We are here to help your child achieve dental wellness for lifelong smiles and confidence. Get in touch today!
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Please refresh and try again.