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If you have poor dental hygiene, the amount of natural bacteria in your mouth can increase and lead to a variety of health problems, one of these being the loss of tooth enamel. When tooth enamel is compromised a small cavity can develop and begin to grow, eventually destroying the whole tooth. If the cavity is detected early, a simple dental filling may be enough to restore your smile to full health.

The first step in placing a dental filling is to numb the affected area so that you remain comfortable during the procedure. Your dentist, Dr. Gina Kaiser or Dr. Nicole Malony will then remove the damaged tooth enamel so that the dental filling has a clean, healthy surface to bond with.

Our dentist’s recommendation for the dental filling material will depend on where the affected tooth is in your smile and what function it performs. We can place an amalgam or composite filling in a single appointment. One the dental filling has been applied and hardened into a protective layer, it should benefit your smile for many years with proper care.

If you have noticed signs of a cavity, even a minor one, we encourage you to seek treatment as soon as possible. Contact Berryville Dental Associates at 540-955-0270 today for an appointment with our dentist so that we can treat your smile with a dental filling in Berryville, Virginia.