If you have sustained damage from cavities or cracking, our dentists may recommend a dental filling to repair the damage. Dental fillings are typically recommended to treat minor to moderate tooth damage. Fillings work by literally “filling in” the damaged portions of the tooth structure, restoring the shape and contours of the tooth and returning your teeth and smile to full health and function. There are two main types of dental fillings available: amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored). When you visit our office, our dentists will determine which type of filling is most appropriate for your needs.

Fillings can usually be placed in a single appointment. Our dentists will begin by removing the decayed and damaged tooth tissues. The tooth will then be cleaned to remove all traces of decay, and the filling material will be placed and shaped. The final step of treatment is hardening and polishing the filling to provide a lasting restoration for your tooth and smile.

To schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists and learn more about the benefits of dental fillings in Kenner, Louisiana, we invite you to call Louisiana Dental Center today at 504-287-4467. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy and beautiful smile.