Common Patient Concerns

I'm having problems with previous dental work. What could be wrong?

Dental restorations typically fail due to one or more of the following:

  • Weak or excessively thin restorations
  • A strong bite or nighttime clenching/grinding
  • An overly large filling in a tooth that really needs a crown (i.e., if more than 1/2 of the tooth is filling, the tooth needs a crown).
  • Harmful habits (i.e. chewing ice, half popped popcorn, etc.)

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