Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

broken tooth

Hi! i got my tooth filled last week .There was a large cavity in one of the tooth, but few days later my same tooth broke. I visited my dentist , he said that it must be due to uneven pressure on tooth and he said to get the filling done again and then apply a cap. I wanted to know what could be the real problem and what to do next?
4 Responses
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
It could be that the filling is quite large and not strong enough to withstand the chewing pressure over the long term.  I'm surprised it broke so fast though but is possible its very large.  I would have assumed he would have warned you it  could break soon though
6535633 tn?1388068427
It's really tough to answer this without checking the teeth present condition. Just want to know few question without answering your query. Did the tooth break & the filling stay as often, with a large filling this can happen? Does the dentist taken the x-ray to check whether it affected nerve of tooth? how much tooth structure is left & the height of the bone around the tooth remaining?
Avatar universal
Since it's only been a week, I hope you're not going to be charged for having the filling redone.  If the original filling was done correctly and the tooth is that weak, a crown would be a good way to strengthen and protect it.
Avatar universal
Yes as what  Jerome Tsang said if the filling is large and you are trying to chew hard objects it can get broken. You have not told us what your filling was a metal or composite material. May be the dentist just wants to make money from you and used a low quality material. If that is not the case you can go for the crown cover.

You are reading content posted in the Dental Health Forum

Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
The first signs of HIV may feel like the flu, with aches and a fever.
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent HIV infection.
Millions of people are diagnosed with STDs in the U.S. each year.
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.