Failure of Amalgam Restoration: Dislodgment of Restorations


In this short article, we give a brief description of a simple type of amalgam failure, simple in understanding it yet really serious issues as a amalgam failure which will always require revaluation and replacement as a the only treatment.


Dislodgment of Restorations



  1. Inadequacy of the retention mechanism.
  2. Fracture of the restoration.
  3. Fracture of the tooth.
  4. Recurrent caries.

[space height=”10″] Clinical picture

  • Totally dislodged restoration.
  • It may show rocking.

[space height=”10″] Treatment

  • Evaluation of the retention.
  • Followed by replacing the restoration.


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About Author

MohsenSaeedOzaibi, A Dentist, Dental Manager at Emirates Jordanind Medical Center, Founder of Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Science from Misr International University. A veteran in digital dental content publishing and marketing.

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