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Despite your best efforts, you may develop a cavity. Drs. Harvey and Choy may recommend a dental filling in Alpharetta, Georgia, if this happens. A dental filling can correct and restore a tooth that has decay. In this way, a dental filling can help you reach ideal dental health once again.

At Don Harvey Dental, we provide tooth-colored dental fillings. To place a filling, our dentists will first numb the area around the tooth. The decayed area of the tooth is then removed and the area is checked to ensure that all damaged tooth structure has been taken out. Our dentists will then clean the area of bacteria and debris. The filling material is then placed in layers. As each layer is placed, it is cured with a special light. When the layering is complete, Dr. Harvey and Dr. Choy will shape the material, remove any excess, and polish the final filling.

To take care of your dental filling, practice good oral hygiene. Visit Don Harvey Dental at least twice a year, brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss at least once a day. If you suspect that your dental filling is cracked or that it no longer fits snugly, contact our office for an appointment. We will take X-rays to determine the best course of action, which may be to place a new dental filling.

For more information and to schedule your next visit, contact our office today.