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Can Dental Fillings Make My Smile More Attractive?

June 23, 2021
Posted By: NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry
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Often, when our patients find out they have a cavity and need a dental filling, they’re immediately worried about how this filling will affect the look of their smile. Most of these patients think about traditional silver fillings that are visible in the mouth and wonder how they can possibly hide a metal filling when they smile. 

While it’s true silver amalgam dental fillings are still available and requested by some patients who prefer them, most people now opt for beautiful tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly with existing teeth. In fact, in cases where a tooth has a chip or is broken in some other way, adding a dental filling can even improve the way that tooth looks!

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings in Gretna, LA

Gone are the days when you only had one option for filling a cavity or replacing a missing piece of a tooth. With white, composite fillings continuing to grow in popularity among dentists and dental patients alike, you will typically always have the choice of receiving a tooth-colored filling when you need it.

At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we offer strong, resilient, and attractive fillings for teeth to address all your dental needs. 

While you probably already know that fillings are what we use to fill the space left behind by cavities, you might not realize that dental fillings also play a role in smile esthetics and make your teeth more attractive. 

Your Gretna, LA dentist also uses tooth-colored dental fillings to repair small chips or fractures in otherwise healthy teeth that don’t have any cavities or dental decay. Because tooth-colored resin is so versatile and shapeable, our dental office can use it to fill in gaps between teeth and reshape teeth that may look out of place in your smile. 

We Can Fill Your Cavity With White Dental Fillings

If you need a filling for a cavity or another dental problem, Dr. Schafer can help you right away. Give our clinical team at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry a call today at (504) 392-5104 to schedule your next dental visit!

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