Fillings

Amalgam Fillings
Dental Amalgam is a commonly used dental filling that has been used for over 150 years. It is a mixture of mercury with at least one other metal. Amalgam has many advantages over other restorative material, such as low cost, strength, durability, and bacteriostatic effects.

Amalgam is used in dentistry for a number of reasons. It is relatively easy to use and manipulate during placement; it remains soft for a short time so it can be packed to fill any irregular volume, and then forms a hard compound. Amalgam possesses greater longevity than other direct restorative materials, such as composite. On average, most amalgam restorations serve for 10 to 12 years, whereas resin-based composites serve for about half that time. However, with recent improvements in composite material science and a better understanding of the technique-sensitivity of placement, it should be noted that this difference is decreasing.

There are circumstances in which composite (white fillings) serves better than amalgam; when amalgam is not indicated, or when a more conservative preparation would be beneficial, composite is the recommended restorative material. These situations would include small occlusal restorations, in which amalgam would require the removal of a more sound tooth structure, as well as in “enamel sites beyond the height of contour.”

The American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs has concluded that both amalgam and composite materials are considered safe and effective for tooth restoration.

Composite Fillings

Composite(tooth-colored) fillings are resin restorations that are bonded to the teeth.Due to the bonded retention of these restorations, less removal of tooth structure is neccesary. Composite is often used in esthetic areas, like the anterior teeth, and in smaller restorations.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel.

Kim Pryzgoda, DDS, PA

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Been coming for over 15 years and love this place more today than ever!!

- Melissa H

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Dr. Kim has been my dentist for over 15 years. She is kind, gentle and a super great dentist.. The staff is caring and very personable. I'm going to miss you all so much!

- Kim A

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Dr. Pryzgoda and her staff are amazing. I used to be a very nervous dental patient and avoided going until I met Dr. Pryzgoda and her staff. She is gentle and keeps me informed of everything that is happening. She's caring and very professional. My whole family comes here now.

- Richard I

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I have always had great experiences here. Caring and warm staff members.

- Ferran R

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Friendly staff.

- Audra Z

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my favorite of 20+ dentists I've attended - this will be something I look forward to doing in my healthcare!

- Sonya Q

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We've been patients since we moved here over 5 years ago. My daughters and I love this group of ladies and recommend Dr. Pryzgoda's office to other military families looking for a small, local dentist who makes you feel like family.

- Carissa K

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My family has been seeing Dr. Kim since 2001 (before my kids were born). They actually love coming to the dentist.

- Jennifer F

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Staff was timely, respectful, kind, and cared for my overall well being. As a patient, I felt right at home.

- Henry D

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The staff and care is wonderful.

- Deb H

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I love come to my Dentist. They make me feel right at home. Comfortable, and safe.

- Attalia B

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super wonderful great the best dentist ever and staff

- Laurie j

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Great experience !!

- Simone M

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Love the staff, care, and treatment at Dr. Kim Pryzgoda's office.

- Katie C

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This was by far the best experience at a dentist that I have ever had! Thank you all so much!

- Cynthia J

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Pleasant visit. Defines rely recommend.

- Kelly n

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I love Dr. Kim, she is amazing and so is the staff! They always take the best care of me!

- Crystal D

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One of the things I like about this dentist office is that it has a friendly home appeal. The staff is always very friendly. They always put me at ease when I am getting a procedure. I wouldn't go anywhere else!! Dr. Pryzgoda is very kind, soft spoken and gentle. I love that they have television in every room and I can watch whatever I want to put me at ease.

- Kari E

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Wonderful patient care. They make the cliche dreaded dentist appointment a pleasant experience.

- Camilla M

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