Amalgam Fillings

Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been around for 150 years. It is a mixture made up of mercury and at least one other metal.

Amalgam Fillings

Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been around for 150 years. It is a mixture made up of mercury and at least one other metal.

Amalgam Fillings

Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been around for 150 years. It is a mixture made up of mercury and at least one other metal.

Dental Amalgam

Amalgam has many advantages over other restorative materials; it is low cost, strong, durable, and has bacteriostatic effects.

Amalgam is used in a variety of dentistry procedures. One reason it is used so often is because it is relatively easy to use during placement. It also remains soft for a short time and can be packed to fill any irregular volume before it forms a hard compound. In addition, Amalgam has the greatest longevity over other direct restorative materials, such as composite. On average, most amalgam restorations can last for 10 to 12 years. On the other hand, resin-based composites serve for about half that time. It is important to note, however, that with recent improvements in composite material science and a better understanding of the technique-sensitivity of placement, this difference is decreasing.

There are certain circumstances in which composite, or white fillings, serve better than amalgam. When amalgam is not indicated, or when a more conservative preparation would be beneficial, composite is the chosen restorative material. For example, when a small occlusal restoration is needed, the amalgam would require the removal of a more sound tooth structure, as well as in “enamel sites beyond the height of contour.”

Both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration as concluded by The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.

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Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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What do our patients have to say?

I absolutely love Dr. Sara and her staff!! I cannot say enough good things about her work and their professionalism. We switched to Dr. Sara for regular dentistry during 2020 and could not be more pleased. We have used Kewaskum family dentistry for several years now for orthodontics with 3 family members. I highly recommend this team!
Jessica Howe
17:27 14 May 21
After going to a Dentist for 30 years in WestBend it was time for a change. I’m very happy I did. The treatment I’ve received has been the highest quality from the complete staff and I highly recommend this group
Don Vandrell
18:00 13 May 21
Dr. Sara and the staff are absolutely amazing to work with! Would recommend to anyone!!! If you need any help.. this team right here has your back!
Joe Peplinski
13:39 06 May 21
I’m so grateful to be a new patient here! Super friendly, fairly priced, convenient and clean are just a few of the positives. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, thank you all so much Kewaskum Family Dentistry
Lori Vrablic
14:18 04 May 21
When I moved to the area 3 years ago, I was trying to find a good and adorable dentist. Many people would tell me about a small family practice in Kewaskum. I was blown away with the work Kewaskum Family Dentistry provided. About a year ago, I ended up moving and was looking for another dentist. I found myself frustrated and at a dead end. All the dentist I contacted where not taking any new “customers” (yes, someone actually did say that to me) I contacted Kewaskum Family Dentistry and I got in the next week! When I went in I was greeted “Hey Aaron, how are you?”, I was surprised they remembered me. It was a awesome experience and I am more than willing to drive the hour for this type of A1 service. They are simply the best choice.
Aaron Phillips
13:46 04 May 21
I love how the staff and doctors are friendly and inviting. They are very informative with a warm and welcoming atmosphere!
Heather Daniels
13:35 04 May 21
i am a long time patent of Kewaskum Dentistry, i have always had nothing less than a 5 star visit with them. great people vary down to earth and friendly. they know there stuff.
thomas a hafeman
14:47 28 Apr 21
service is great doctors and staff are VERY friendly and know what they are doing and are gentle and for kids there's the nicest dog Gibbs to comfort and relax you.
Teri Chmieleski Bigelow
17:44 27 Apr 21
Just transferred my children to Kewaskum Family Dentistry. So glad I did. Very friendly staff and proactive with plans for the need to start the orthodontic process. Very happy with the decision to switch.
Emmy Sippel
15:54 26 Apr 21
A+ Rating in everything. 0 complaints.
Donna Cadeau
14:38 23 Apr 21