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?

Kewaskum Family Dentistry is a great place for all your dental needs. The staff is absolutely amazing and extremely helpful. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of service i recieve from there. They treat you like family and make you feel completely comfortable. I would recommend this place to everyone! 5 stars all the way 🙂
Nicole Dankert
00:47 26 Feb 21
Such a friendly, caring amazing dentists and staff!
Jodi C
16:42 25 Feb 21
I had a dental dilemma that was scheduled to be a six week ordeal between oral surgeon and dentist and was instead handled totally in house by Dr Sarah and staff in one day with fabulous results and almost no pain. Can’t say enough good about this dentistry!!
Laurie Struck
16:27 25 Feb 21
Always a good visit with the staff at Kewaskum Family Dental. Come and visit them.
Rick Videkovich
17:20 18 Feb 21
From the Virtual consultation to the in office visit, everything was great! Dr. K was lovely and explained everything to my son and I in a way we could understand. The staff at the front desk were professional, helpful and friendly. I am very happy I chose this practice for my children's dental needs.
Phantom YT
16:56 18 Feb 21
I would recommend. So kind, and gentle!!
Brittany N. Belongia
16:56 18 Feb 21
Dr. Sara, the assistants, and the front desk ladies are so awesome to work with. They make it easy to set up appointments. They make you feel very welcome and comfortable from the second you walk in. I am very satisfied with how current Dr. Sara is on new practices. I struggled getting answers for my dental issues and when I met Dr. Sara she had ideas and answers how to correct my dental issues with modern practices. I couldn't be happier coming here!
Seth Milkey
21:08 10 Feb 21
The way everyone cares and listens to your concerns and takes the time to answer your questions.
Shirley Immel
23:59 28 Jan 21
The entire staff is so friendly and put me at ease. I have always been treated patiently and respectfully when I feel anxious or when I am having a dental procedure done. They are very knowledgeable of current treatments and skillfully and professionally execute them. When I had dental pain, but was not in the area, Dr. Sara called me back immediately to address my concerns. I am VERY pleased to call Kewaskum Family Dentistry my dental team!
Lisa Gruenwald
20:07 28 Jan 21
Everyone was very friendly and helpful!
Patty Salter
19:49 28 Jan 21