Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Dental White Fillings at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux Louisiana Area

Discover the benefits of white dental fillings in Thibodaux, Louisiana

We all want bright, healthy smiles with white, cavity-free teeth. Unfortunately, even with the best intentions, decay, damage, and trauma happen. They are part of life. Genetics, poor hygiene, and even certain medications can increase your susceptibility to decay. Don’t ruin your smile or the health of your teeth with a silver filling. Ask Dr. Nhu Le of Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux, Louisiana, about the benefits of dental white fillings.

Purpose of a tooth filling treatment

Both children and adults are susceptible to tooth decay. Many patients experience it at some point in their lives. The damage may start as a small cavity in a tooth, but it must be treated before the problem spreads into a more severe dental issue such as tooth pain, infection, or tooth loss. Dental fillings treat and restore teeth that have decayed or that have cavities. The placement of a dental cavity restores and strengthens the damaged tooth.

When a cavity is detected, the dentist assesses the problem to determine the appropriate material and solution. Before placing a filling, the dentist first removes the decayed section of the tooth. The area is cleansed and then filled with a putty-like material. The filling closes off the tooth. This prevents bacteria from entering and causing further decay. A special light hardens the filling. The dentist then files and shapes the filling to make sure there are no rough spots.

Benefits of white dental fillings

Benefits of White Dental Fillings at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux Louisiana Area

Fillings may be dental amalgam, composite, or gold. At Acadia Family Dentistry, we utilize white dental fillings. Also known as tooth-colored or composite fillings, white fillings are made up of a mixture of glass and plastic. Tooth-colored fillings restore decayed or fractured teeth. Since white fillings closely resemble the natural tooth enamel and consist of safe materials, the material is commonly used to repair decayed teeth.

The benefits of composite fillings include:

  • No metal – The danger of mercury found in amalgam or silver fillings is well known. Silver-colored fillings are toxic and are a danger to your overall health. The metal in amalgam fillings can warp in extreme temperatures and damage the tooth. Tooth-colored fillings are metal-free, are non-reactive, and do not conduct heat or cold.
  • Natural appearance – Aesthetically speaking, tooth-colored fillings mimic natural enamel and keep your smile beautiful. Cavities or fillings are not easy to spot since any fillings you may have are white instead of silver.
  • Longevity and durability – Composite fillings bond naturally to the tooth to create a strong durable dental surface. The new filling helps prevent the tooth from breaking and provides insulation against temperature changes. The material is durable, so the eating surface is not affected.
  • Less damage to the tooth – Since the composite material bonds easily to the tooth, less of the natural tooth is removed or resurfaced for the filling placement. The composite material is also safe and biocompatible with the body.

Acadia Family Dentistry offers comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry services. If you experience tooth decay, ask about white dental fillings in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Contact Acadia Family Dentistry at (985) 303-2920.

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Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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