Imagine this: You’re eating a sandwich or a piece of toast and suddenly you find something in your mouth that’s hard like-a-tooth, that you’re pretty sure wasn’t in the sandwich. You search with your tongue around your mouth to find a gaping hole where a tooth used to be. You’ve had a filling come out.
Except 99% of the time it’s not that a filling that has come out but rather a piece of tooth that has broken off.
Some patients are more prone to tooth fracture than others. Patch and fill doesn’t work. Even after the fracture has been rebuilt the conditions that created the tooth fracture will still be present in the mouth.