Common Failures of Dental Restorations

Dental Restorations are the most common type of Dental treatment in the world with thousands of Dental Fillings or Restorations being given every day, and the life span of Dental restoration varies depending on many factors like cavity preparation, shape of cavity, mixing of restoration, marginal integrity of the restoration … etc

So Failures of Dental Restoration has many causes and the most common failures or Dental Restorations are:

  1. Pain after Amalgam Restoration:Causes of Failure of Dental Restorations
  2. Pulpal Involvement
  3. Periodontal Involvement
  4. Marginal Leakage
  5. Marginal Fracture
  6. Secondary or Recurrent Caries
  7. Fracture of Restoration
  8. Tooth Fracture
  9. Dimensional Change
  10. Discoloration of Restoration
  11. Tarnish and Corrosion of Restoration
  12. Discoloration of Tooth

Dental Procedural causes for Failures of Dental Restorations:

  1. Improper Cavity preparation
  2. Improper material manipulation: Improper powder to liquid ratio
  3. Defective Dental materials
  4. Defective Matrix adaptation: In case of Amalgam restoration


  1. April 19, 2017
  2. April 19, 2017

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