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A 41-year-old member asked:

silver amalgam filling is not bonded to tooth like resin composite. wanted to know is it normal for amalgam filling moving a little bit on that tooth?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not normal: A loose filling regardless of the material needs to be excavated and replaced. Call your dentist for an appointment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding, eventually may cause a dental filling to fail. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is it normal for silver amalgam filling moves a little on tooth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
No: Fillings should not move. It's probably broken and\or there's some decay under or around it. See a dentist to find out.

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