Dousman Dental Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7:00a – 6:00p

Friday: 7:00a – 2:00p

Sat – Sun: Closed

261 N Main St, Dousman, WI 53118 262-965-3662
262-965-3662 261 N Main St, Dousman, WI 53118
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Dental Fillings Causes of Cavities + Types of Fillings & What to Expect When Getting a Filling

A properly filled cavity can prevent further, costlier procedures later on. Your dental filling procedure will begin with one of our experienced dentists applying local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, the decayed area will be removed and the space will be cleaned for the filling. Finally, your dentist will finish and polish the filling for a comfortable fit.

Dousman Family Dentistry offers fillings to match your tooth's natural color.


Best dentist for fillings in Dousman, Delafield & Hartland, WI

What Causes Cavities?

Causes of Cavities

Cavity fillings, best dentist in Dousman, WI Sometimes there may be no symptoms or pain when a cavity is discovered. The earlier a cavity is filled, the less damage is done to your oral health. Causes of cavities include bacteria buildup, regular consumption of crackers, candies and sugary drinks, and poor oral hygiene habits.

Fluoride treatments can help prevent cavities from forming, while existing cavities may be managed with surface cavity fillings, composite resin fillings, crowns, and in severe cases, root canals or tooth removal.

Cavity Symptoms

A cavity is an area of permanent damage within the hard surface of your teeth. Failing to brush, floss and hydrate properly can lead to cavities. Cavities are often accompanied by symptoms including:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity 
  • Sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
  • Visible holes in a tooth
  • Brown, black or white staining on the surface of a tooth
  • Pain when biting down


Cavity Prevention with Regular Cleanings and Good Oral Care

Getting routine dental cleanings and taking good care of your oral health are the best ways to prevent needing a filling. Avoid the need for surface cavity fillings or even root canals with regular cleanings and proper oral care on a daily basis. If you do experience symptoms of a cavity, schedule an appointment with us for a dental exam today!

Cost of Fillings in Waukesha County

The cost of tooth fillings without insurance ranges from about $190-$400 per tooth depending on the material used (such as traditional fillings or resin fillings) and how many surfaces you need filled on each individual tooth. The location of the filling can also have an effect on cost. Hard-to-reach teeth can require more time and equipment. Every dentist, state, region and city may have different rates.

We accept most major insurances. Check your insurance coverage right here online, and reach out to our billing associates with questions about your insurance coverage. 

Contact Dousman Family Dentistry for an dental exam appointment. We serve patients from Dousman, Delafield, Mukwonago, Hartland and beyond.

Types of Dental Fillings

There are a variety of dental filling materials available like gold, porcelain, silver amalgam and tooth-colored plastic called composite resin. If your cavity has not reached past the surface of your tooth, you may receive a surface cavity filling to address the decay on the surface of your tooth and to prevent a deeper cavity from forming. One of our experienced dentists will help you navigate the best tooth filling options for your unique case.

Resin Fillings: Dousman Family Dentistry

Resin fillings are a type of dental-cavity filling used to restore teeth affected by dental cavities or decay. Unlike traditional fillings, resin fillings are made of mixture of plastic (resin) and fine glass particles. Resin filling material is tooth-colored, making it blend with the natural color of the tooth and a popular choice for cosmetic reasons.


The process of placing resin fillings involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth, preparing the tooth, and then layering the resin filling. This incremental approach allows us to shape and contour the filling to match your natural tooth's unique shape.

Resin cavity fillings are aesthetically pleasing and offer several advantages over traditional fillings:

  • Resin fillings provide better bonding to the tooth structure
  • The risk of fracturing is reduced with resin fillings
  • Resin fillings require less removal of healthy tooth during placement








Resin Fillings vs. Amalgam Fillings


  • Composite Resin Dental Fillings:
  • Natural, tooth-colored
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Silver-colored


  • Composite Resin Dental Fillings:
  • Good for small to mid-size restorations
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • High resistance to wear

Appointment Length

  • Composite Resin Dental Fillings:
  • Takes a bit longer than amalgam fillings
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Faster than composite fillings


  • Composite Resin Dental Fillings:
  • Slightly more expensive than amalgam fillings
  • Amalgam Dental Filling:
  • Less expensive than composite resin fillings

Resin Fillings: Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Compared to amalgam dental fillings which leave an obvious indication of a filling, tooth-colored fillings are invisible and much more aesthetically appealing. Resin fillings and surface cavity fillings blend with your surrounding teeth, so no one will be able to tell you ever had a cavity. Your beautiful, white smile is all anyone will see whether you're laughing, speaking, singing or yawning. Resin fillings are also long-lasting (up to 10 years or more of use) with proper care.


Brushing twice a day, flossing and scheduling a teeth cleaning every 6 months to 1 year are crucial components of effective filling maintenance. 

What to Expect When Getting a Filling

You may experience tooth sensitivity after an amalgam or resin filling. This tooth sensitivity typically goes away on its own in a few days. If your tooth sensitivity does not decrease, contact us!


Can you eat after a filling?

Our dentists recommend you wait at least one hour before eating anything and allow 24 hours to pass before attempting to eat hard foods.