12 doctors weighed in:

Is the failure of composite filling usually due to under jaw pressure or from tooth decay?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Composite failure

The failure in the first 3-5 years is a restoration issue (e.
g. technique or bonding material selection) and after that time period from secondary decay.

In brief: Composite failure

The failure in the first 3-5 years is a restoration issue (e.
g. technique or bonding material selection) and after that time period from secondary decay.
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Can be an issue of overload or torqueing forces which exceed the bond and/or mechanical strength.
Decay can also be a factor which provides loosening options for the filling. Often it is both.

In brief: Both

Can be an issue of overload or torqueing forces which exceed the bond and/or mechanical strength.
Decay can also be a factor which provides loosening options for the filling. Often it is both.
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Composite fillings

Fillings can fail due to fracture or recurrent decay.
Periodic check up can keep everything under control.

In brief: Composite fillings

Fillings can fail due to fracture or recurrent decay.
Periodic check up can keep everything under control.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Composite failure

Composites or tooth colored fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth, failure of the filing may be due to a breakdown of the bonding.
There are many things that may cause this including additional tooth decay.

In brief: Composite failure

Composites or tooth colored fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth, failure of the filing may be due to a breakdown of the bonding.
There are many things that may cause this including additional tooth decay.
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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry

In brief: Man made materials.

No man made material will last forever. All will break down by erosion and wear, begin to leak at the margin between the filling and the tooth and decay will begin or other situations.
In your case my main thought is how long has the restoration been there ?If it has been 7-15 years, i would conclude that the restoration has probaly lasted its life expectancy.

In brief: Man made materials.

No man made material will last forever. All will break down by erosion and wear, begin to leak at the margin between the filling and the tooth and decay will begin or other situations.
In your case my main thought is how long has the restoration been there ?If it has been 7-15 years, i would conclude that the restoration has probaly lasted its life expectancy.
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