2 common dental restorations

Fillings

We use fillings to repair holes or cavities in teeth caused by tooth decay. Dental fillings are typically strong, but can break if you use a high biting force, like chewing ice. If there is a slight separation between the filling and tooth, bacteria can fill the gap and decay the tooth

To prevent this, practice oral hygiene daily to clean away bacteria and anything else stuck in your teeth. Stay away from sugar because sugar is the main fuel for bacteria. 

Veneers

Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. Typically used to mask chips, stains, gaps or other blemishes, veneers are strong but not invincible. Nail biting, ice chewing or teeth grinding can cause a chipped veneer.

To protect your veneers, avoid habits that can cause a chipped veneer, and seek treatment for teeth grinding.