You always know it when a tooth breaks...

Old metal or discoloured fillings, or fillings that make you feel teeth can chip or fracture when they are placed under excessive load, but these can also break when you least expect it, for example while eating something soft.

There may be an underlying weakness in the tooth. We can find these weaknesses and restore the tooth. Often when the tooth is at risk of further fracture then we place a dental crown over the tooth to prevent this worsening.