Kids Family Dental
1591 Route 22, Building 2, Brewster, NY 10509

See Why Pediatric Dentists Take a Shine to Amalgam Fillings

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Today, there are many options for filling a child’s cavity. Discover why traditional amalgam fillings are worth your consideration.

Get Your Fill of Facts on Amalgam Fillings

Amalgams are the dental term for the silver-colored fillings that many people had as a child. But after all of these years and with many dental advances, pediatric dentistry experts say that amalgams remain a popular option for filling a child’s cavities. Amalgam fillings get their silver appearance from a mixture of metals that includes silver, tin, copper, and mercury. Yet due to their more noticeable silver color and the required removal of some tooth structure to place them, pediatric dentists try to use them only on back teeth with small or moderate-sized cavities.

See the Advantages of Amalgams

Amalgams have been used in family dentistry practices for more than 100 years and have proven extremely safe for patients of all ages all over the world. They’ve become a pediatric dentistry standard because they offer all of these benefits:

  • Extremely easy placement
  • Long-term durability
  • General safety
  • Lower cost than other filling options

When Silver isn’t the Gold Standard

While amalgams have been widely used for more than 100 years and have a very high success rate, family dentistry experts say that they should not used in certain cases, such as to fill primary molars with extensive decay. They are also not advised for patients who have had numerous or very large cavities. And there have been a few rare cases where a person is allergic to this type of dental filling material and has a poor reaction. That’s why it’s vital for parents to tell their pediatric dentists if a child has an allergy to amalgam because another type of dental filling material will have to be used instead.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Brewster, call Kids Family Dental today at (845) 764-9572 or make an appointment.

Kids Family Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Brewster. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Kids Family Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Kids Family Dental.

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