Why Teeth Break
The First reason a tooth might break is due to a large cavity that weakens the remaining tooth structure. That is why a broken tooth is often repaired with something that adds strength, such as a crown.
Another reason a tooth might break is from pressure caused by clenching or grinding, which is far more common than people think. If you have headaches or muscle aches, a night guard might be exactly what you need for better sleep & insurance for your teeth!
Teeth also break due to large, black, metal fillings. Amalgam fillings from the past, compromise & weaken remaining tooth structure. Amalgams corrode over time & leakage occurs. Once the filled tooth is undermined & weakened, it will most likely break!
Cracked Tooth Syndrome is a sure sign that a tooth needs help! If you experience cold sensitivity & pain when biting but goes away upon release, you need a dental exam ASAP!